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Jan Sikl in Private Century

Private Century

2006 NR

Chronicling the lives of ordinary people through their letters, diaries, still photographs and home movies, this eight-part film cycle sheds light on a tumultuous time in history in Czechoslovakia from the 1920s to the '60s. Amid economic depression, war and government turmoil, these subjects continued to live out everyday life, including falling in love, getting married and traveling for rest and relaxation.