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Anifilm to Celebrate 100 Years from the Founding of Independent Czechoslovakia
This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of independent Czechoslovakia. Anifilm therefore decided to map this historical period in its own way and naturally joined forces with its partner festival Fest Anča in Žilina. In its nature, animation does not tend to document reality so it’s not very often that we see it reflect concrete historical events. And yet there are films that directly or indirectly explore them. For the programme screened in Třeboň, we chose films that will take the viewers through 100 years of Czechoslovak and Czech history. Some of them reflect their time better than dozens of pages from history books. Our selection starts 10 years after the republic was founded and ends in the 1990s, not long after our two countries split. It begins with a public education film Important Personalities of our Livesby an unknown patriotic author from 1928 and ends with Švankmajer’s goodbye to totality Death of Stalinism in Bohemia.