Mene Tekel 2020 — Program of the 14th year of the Festival


February 25

10:30 Memorial plaque, Prague 1, Nerudova street

Commemoration ceremony on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the march of students to Prague Castle on 25 February 1948 for freedom and democracy.

11:30 Prague 1, Hradčanské náměstí

The Bouquet of the Unity will be laid to the statue of President T. G. Masaryk.

15:00 Faculty of Law of the Charles University, Prague 1, Náměstí Curiových 7

Opening of the exhibition Eleven Times Theater of Facts. Tribute to Mgr. Jan Řeřicha.

16:00 Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague 1, Náměstí Curiových 7

Public presentation of students' independent scientific work related to political trials of the past. Excerpts from the reconstructions of the historic political trials at the High Court at Pankrác during the festival years 2009-2019.

19:00 Municipal Library of Prague 1, Mariánské náměstí

Missa-Karel Kryl Revival — concert in honor of singer Karel Kryl, protest song icon.

February 26

10:00 Municipal Library Prague 1, Mariánské náměstí

Interactive program for schools. Screening of the film Orwell Project or 2 + 2 = 4?

Guests, discussion.

17:00 Literary Café Academia, Prague 1, Václavské náměstí

Presentation of the book A Look Back at Totalitarianism by PhDr. Zora Dvořáková, historian and writer.

19:00 Municipal Library, Prague 1, Mariánské náměstí

Whistleblowing and dissident in the present. A thrilling film story of one of the greatest spy cases of our time.

February 27

10:00 Municipal Library, Prague 1, Mariánské náměstí 

The testimony of the Daughters of the Fifties. Authentic memories about the lives of families persecuted by the communist regime.

14:00 Main Hall of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Prague 1 Valdštejnské náměstí

International Conference of Orwell and his Challenges for Today. Granting of the Fragmenty paměti (Fragments of Memory) awards.

18:00 Cinema Mat, Prague 2, Karlovo náměstí

Premiere of the Latvian film The Mover (Tévs Nakts). Personal bravery versus responsibility. A dramatic story from World War II. Presentation under the auspices of the Ambassador of the Latvian Embassy to the Czech Republic H.E. Dr. Sc. Pol. Gunta Pastore.

February 28

17:00 Václav Havel Library, Prague 1, Ostrovní 13

Orwellian Ministry of Truth? Presentation of publications reflecting the justice in fiftieth. Prepared by the Faculty of Law of the Charles University and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.


Meeting with Edward Einhorn, curator of the For Havel Festival, USA.

Premiere of the film The Last Cyclist. Reconstruction of the theater play of the same name from the wartime Terezín ghetto. Discussion with the author.

March 1

14:00 Cathedrale of Sts. Vitus, Wenceslas, and Adalbert, Prague Castle, Prague 1

Ecumenical church service in honor of executed, tortured and deceased political prisoners and their families.

The exhibition project Ways to Freedom in the cloister of the Monastery at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Jungmannovo nám. is open until March 3.

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