Item Details

Prague Spring [electronic resource]

Deutsche Welle
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
In 1968 Alexander Dubcek's attempt to liberalize Communist rule in Czechoslovakia and to create "socialism with a human face" resulted in Soviet tanks in the streets of Prague. This program presents both the political detente behind Brezhnev's position and the dissent that was silenced within the Warsaw Pact alliance. In addition to extensive archival footage, contemporary interviews with leading Dubcek opponent Vasil Bilak; Jiri Pelikan, Czech radio director-general; Eduard Goldstuker of the Czech Writers' Union; Izvestia correspondent Vladlen Krivosheyev; Grigori Yashkin, retired Soviet Army general; and Werner Mantzsch, GDR Army political officer, provide insights that reveal the dissent within the Eastern Bloc countries in the 1960s.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
29 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 02, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Prague Spring Introduction (1:45)
  • Seeking Democratic Reforms (1:22)
  • Challenging Communist Power Monopoly (1:03)
  • Soviet Reaction to Prague Spring (1:21)
  • Threats to East Germany (1:29)
  • Warsaw Pact Ultimatum (2:45)
  • Bratislava Declaration (2:45)
  • Renegade Prague Politicians (1:08)
  • Preparing to Invade Prague (1:42)
  • Invading Czechoslovakia (2:19)
  • Hostile Prague Reception (3:08)
  • Documenting the Prague Invasion (2:32)
  • Czechoslovakia Surrenders (1:43)
  • Prague Spring Legacy (2:11)
  • Credits: Prague Spring (0:30)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1998.
Publisher no.
8756 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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