Faithful I remain

Faithful I remain
Jan
Palach
A history student Video Text

View stories from the times of oppression and injustice

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Remember Jan Palach's sacrifice through the intimiate recollections of public figures.

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Madeleine
Albright
64th U.S. Secretary of State Video Text
Olbram
Zoubek
The sculptor, author of Jan Palach's death mask Video Text
Kamila
Moučková
TV presenter and moderator Video Text
Ivan
M. Havel
Scientist, co-founder of Občanské fórum (Civic Forum) Video Text
Vlasta
Chramostová
Theater and movie actress. Video Text
Stanislav
Milota
Cameraman Video Text
Petruška
Šustrová
Writer and translator Video Text
Vojtěch
Kotek
Actor and director Video Text
Agnieszka
Holland
Director Video Text
Jiří
Černý
Music critic Video Text
Tatiana
Pauhofová
Actress Video Text
Štěpán
Hulík
Screenwriter Video Text
Věra
Čáslavská
Gymnast, coach Video Text
Petr
Stach
Actor Video Text
Jiřina
Šiklová
Sociologist Video Text
Dana
Němcová
Psychologist, former spokeswoman of Charter 77 Video Text
Stanislav
Zindulka
Actor, Drama Club member Video Text
Jakub
Schwarz Trojan
Evangelical pastor, University lecturer Video Text
Zuzana
Špitálská
Lawyer, daughter of Dagmar Burešová Video Text
Hubert
Bystřičan
Classmate and friend of Jan Palach Video Text
Jiří
Stránský
Writer, playwright and screenwriter Video Text
Jan
Šolta
A friend of Jan Palach Video Text
František
Zahrádka
Scout and member of the anti-communist resistance Video Text
Petr
Blažek
Historian, an expert of the history of anti-communist resistance Video Text
Faithful
I remain
The testimonies of people who were there.

The Faithful I Remain website captures authentic and unique testimonies from witnesses of Palach’s sacrifice and presents fascinating stories from people who were inescapably affected by political trials, Soviet occupation and the subsequent “normalization”.

We invited publicly known figures to share their recollections of an historic and challenging time, resulting in a series of interviews full of intimate memories, experiences and impressions that illustrate critical turning points in the period of Communist rule.

The website was created by 2FRESH for HBO Europe s. r. o. to support the Burning Bush, a three-part drama from world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland.The project was completed with assistance from the Prague City Council and Mayor of Prague MUDr. Bohuslav Svoboda.

Burning
bush

HBO Europe's three-part drama Burning Bush, directed by world-renowned Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, premiered on the HBO film channel on 27th January 2013.

Both the most extensive and ambitious project in the history of HBO Europe, the film recalls a period of Czech modern history which had been ignored in Czech cinema until now.

The film begins with the reconstruction of the shocking act of Jan Palach, who set himself on fire on 16 January 1969 in protest against the Soviet occupation

The story follows the young lawyer who represents Jan Palach’s mother against an influential Communist official and serves to describe the transformation of the Czechoslovak society at the time – from the silent protest culminating at Palach’s burial to growing resignation and the upcoming period of “normalization.”

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