Oratorio for Prague (1968)

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Initially meant to be a documentary on Czechoslovakia's first steps toward democracy and the impact of the Prague Spring, Oratorio for Prague quickly turned into an account of Soviet military actions undertaken in Prague in August 1968. Smuggled out of the country, Jan Němec's footage of Czechoslovakian citizens demonstrating against Soviet tanks would become pivotal in proving to the world that Soviet forces had occupied Prague against the wishes of its people.