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ČT2: REVOLUTION GIRLS

On Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 8:15pm, Czech TV will screen a new Czech documentary film. Revolution Girls by Taťána Marková and Nataša Dudinski follow the stories and careers of four women who were involved in the 1989 student strikes.

Revolution Girls on Czech TV:
ČT2: Thursday, Nov 12, 20:15
ČT2: Saturday, Nov 14, 11:00

 

Revolution Girls
Czech Republic 2009, 57 min.
Director: Taťána Marková, Nataša Dudinski
Producer: Jarmila Poláková
Production: Film & sociologie, Česká televize
Screenplay: Taťána Marková, Nataša Dudinski
Director of photography: Taťána Marková, Nataša Dudinski, Prokop souček, Adam Oĺha
Editor: Jan Petras
Sound: Taťána Marková
Music: Pavla Milicová, Peter Binder

 

Revolution Girls is the story of one generation of Czech women who took part in the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Though their lives took different directions after the student strike in 1989, they still share some of the zeal required to achieve the things they believe in. Jana, a representative in the EU Parliament, is passionate about saving the world. Alena writes one book after another, searching the past for hints that would inspire the present. Alice is a successful entrepreneur who raises an adopted Roma daughter and fulfills her childhood dream of having a big family. Pavla puts her energy into a career in the music business while searching for her place in life. Are they living their dreams? How many revolutions does a woman go through by the time she is forty? What can their stories tell us about the time and place they live in?