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  • Part two of "Burning Bush " begins with a depiction of Jan Zajíc’s self-burning at the end of ...
  • The three-part drama, directed by the Polish director Agnieszka Holland, returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history that has been ignored in Czech cinema until now. The film begins with a reconstruction of the shocking act of a Czech university student, who in protest of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, set himself on fire in Prague’s Wenceslas Square on January 16, 1969, and...

  • On the 16th of January 1969 on Wenceslas Square in Prague, a young student sets himself on fire in front of dozens of passers-by. Police Major Jireš (Ivan Trojan) investigates the circumstances of Palach’s actions. His instructions are to stop any other “human torches.” The news of Palach’s self-burning quickly spreads among his colleagues – students at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts....

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  • "Burning Bush " focuses on the self-sacrifice of student, Jan Palach, who set himself ...
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  • Filmmaker Agnieszka Holland, director of "Burning Bush ," sat down with KCETLink's very own Bohdan Zachary, senior vice ... "House of Cards," "The Wire," and "Treme." "Burning Bush " is an outstanding and thought-provoking miniseries about the student ...
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