Opens Friday July 2. 78 min, unrated. **Special guest, Executive Producer Darin Nellis in attendance for Q&A after the Friday 7:30 film and Saturday 2:45 film!**
History has shown that societies which fail to address past injustices are tragically destined to repeat the same mistakes. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, The Power of the Powerless examines the harmful effects of erasing history, twenty years after the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia. Contrasting the experiences of those who fought against the communist regime, with the silent majority who supported it, The Power of the Powerless investigates why many Czechs today don’t want their communist past dug up. Featuring original interviews with dissidents such as former President Vaclav Havel, this film tells the inspirational story of the Velvet Revolution of 1989, and asks why Czech youth aren’t being taught about their own history.
Official website: http://www.thepowerofthepowerless.org