KineDok Screening: COMMUNISM AND THE NET OR THE END OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY
Cinema 35, French Institute in Prague, Štěpánská 35, Prague 1
Afternoon movie marathon with guests and refreshments.
This six-hour essay in four parts explores the history of regimes and revolutions, leaders and martyrs through a philosophical lens. A collage of personal recollections, staged scenes and archives of collective memory compares the Prague Spring with the Velvet Revolution, showing the exposure, collision, crisis and catharsis of post-Soviet society. The hope for saving democracy is creative laughter, dissolving the untouchability and over-inflated egos of state representatives. The Internet frees society from representatives as a dysfunctional intermediate link that prevents direct communication between citizens and the authorities.
"I see you until I see you. Once I see you, I don't see you anymore." Karel Vachek