November 06, 2019, 6:00 PM
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 documentarist 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.
Date/Time: November 6, 2019, at 6 pm
Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008