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“Citizen Václav Havel Goes on Vacation” Film Screening

Before he became president of the Czech Republic following the Velvet Revolution, Vaclav Havel–playwright, essayist, intellectual–was a leading dissident, repeatedly jailed by the communist government. This extraordinary documentary by Jan and Adam Novak recreates (with irony) a little-known episode in Havel’s rebellious life: the decision to test the limits of the secret police by taking an extended “vacation” to visit his friends across Czechoslovakia. The result is a riveting, often humorous journey into the soul of a brave individual who faces totalitarianism with an open heart.

Jan Novak/Adam Novak—USA—2006—77 mins. In English.

Cost: Free. RSVP.

Sponsored by: Sokol Cedar Rapids


November 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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