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The Other Europe. Interview with Jacques Rupnik
Site du CERI
Central and Eastern Europe, film materials, Iron Curtain, anti-communist opposition, memories, testimonies
Just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Jacques Rupnik was involved in the making of The Other Europe, a six part series documentaries filmed in Central and Eastern Europe for the UK’s Channel Four. He also published a book entitled The Other Europe. The archives of these documentaries (collecting testimonies from communist officials as well as opponents of the regime, artists, intellectuals and ordinary citizens) will be preserved in Prague under the auspices of the Vaclav Havel Library and made available online. Many of the interviews are already posted on The Other Europe website. Here, Jacques Rupnik tells the story of this incredible adventure, from the making of the documentary to the fight to preserve its archives and ensure they remain accessible.