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Film Preview/Discussion: Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?

Date: 06 November 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

Director Petr Jančárek will present a preview of his new documentary "Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?" on November 6, 2019, at 6 pm, followed by a panel discussion with distinguished guests. The film captures the public and private moments of the last three years of former Czech President Václav Havel’s life.

In the film, Havel travels the world, directs his feature film Leaving, and produces concerts for stars like Joan Baez and Lou Reed. Jančárek shows Havel‘s life journey as an incredible road movie, covering his fight for human rights and dignity, but also his struggle with time running out on his own life. Delve into the life of an extraordinary leader and enter into the discussion about how his life can continue to serve as an example for today’s generation.   

About the Director:
Petr Jančárek is a renowned Czech documentary filmmaker and cameraman specialized in the history of the 20th century. He directed more than 100 documentaries, mostly about human rights and politics. His filmography includes films about the Hong Kong handover, aftermath of the Lebanon civil war, and persecution of human rights defenders in Cuba. He is cofounder of the Czech non-governmental organization People in Need, for which he often makes projects related to humanitarian aid. 

The preview is part of the Embassy's Mutual Inspirations Festival 2019.

Event Details:

Date/Time: November 6, 2019, at 6 pm

Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP by November 5

Admission is free; however, RSVPs are required. 

Embassy Security Policy: For entrance, all guests will be subject to security screening. Photo ID is required and must match RSVP confirmation for each individual. No admittance will be permitted without proper registration. Bags and suitcases are not allowed. Only small purses are permitted but must be opened for inspection. Coat check is not available. 

Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.

Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.

About the Festival:
The Mutual Inspirations Festival (MIF) is an annual initiative organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, concentrating on the mutual influence between Czech and American cultures and the feats of personalities who have led the way. Now in its tenth year, the festival pays tribute to legendary singer and dissident leader Marta Kubišová, with over 20 events celebrating freedom through the arts in Washington, DC. For more information about the festival, please visit: www.mutualinspirations.org.