Jan Zajíc – Torch No. 2

  • Czech Republic
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A short documentary from the Alone Against Evil series dealing with significant personalities from the Moravian-Silesian region whose lives were afflicted by big historical moments. This part is dedicated to the tragic life story of Jan Zajíc (1950-1969). The story of Torch No. 2, a successor of Jan Palach, is emotionally revealed by his sister Marta and brother Jaroslav who are discussing the act of their brother with hindsight, depicting the time of crucial change of people's characters and recalling the way Jan’s act influenced their future in normalized Czechoslovakia. The film was made for the PANT civic initiative and for the Modern History education portal by students of Audiovisual Works of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic.

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  • Original title
    Jan Zajíc – pochodeň č. 2
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Eliška Moravcová, Markéta Sasínová Pavlína Válková, Monika Horsáková
  • Dir. of Photo.
    David Karas
  • Editing
    Tomáš Pchálek
  • Sound
    Viktor Pokorný
  • Duration
    13 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Festivals
    • Ekofilm 2012


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