1968
1968
“1968” is the working title for a biographic documentary project about a 16 year old girl's experience as she finds herself alone in Czechoslovakia during the 1968 invasion. It is a compelling story of her journey as she makes her way to Sofia after visiting her sister in Berlin.
The story
“I was told the story almost 15 years ago and was absolutely captivated by it. For reasons I cannot explain, it was only years later that I realised it was a story worth telling over and over again.

I wanted to do this for at least 10 years and I think the time is absolutely right as we are approaching the 50-year anniversary of the events…

We all have stories to tell and I want to tell this one the way I first heard it!”
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Click on the image to find out about the girl in the velvet dress.

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Click on the image to find out about the girl in the velvet dress.

“I was told the story almost 15 years ago and was absolutely captivated by it. For reasons I cannot explain, it was only years later that I realised it was a story worth telling over and over again.

I wanted to do this for at least 10 years and I think the time is absolutely right as we are approaching the 50-year anniversary of the events…

We all have stories to tell and I want to tell this one the way I first heard it!”

Click on the titles to learn about the context of the story.

Production notes

Check in regularly for updates on the production, special features, trailers as the story about the girl in the pigtails unfolds.

Last updated 30-01-2017
1. Filming the interview
Interviews were conducted on the 29th January 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The interviews are the basis for a narrative which can be further developed.
The interviews were recorded with:
  • Canon 5d Mark IV (first camera)
  • Canon 5d Mark II (second camera)
  • Canon 7d (third camera)
  • RØDELink Filmmaker Kit
2. Editing the interview
The raw footage is currently being edited into a 40-60 min interview which tells the story of the girl with the velvet dress. A trailer will be available on the 1968-website in due time. The final cut of the interview will be the basis for any further production.
3. Writing the narrative
The interview will be transcribed into a narrative and possibly re-written into a script.

While the interviews were conducted in Swedish the narrative will be written in English.

Selected parts will be made available on the 1968 website.
4. A feature length…

Time will tell…

Last updated 30-01-2017
1. Filming the interview
A series of interviews are the foundation of the project. All interviews were conducted on the 29th January 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The interviews are the basis for a narrative which can be further developed.
The interviews were recorded with the following equipment:
  • Canon 5d Mark IV (first camera)
  • Canon 5d Mark II (second camera)
  • Canon 7d (third camera)
  • RØDELink Filmmaker Kit
2. Editing the interview
The raw footage is currently being edited into a 40-60 min interview which tells the story of the girl with the velvet dress. A trailer will be available on the 1968-website in due time. The final cut of the interview will be the basis for any further production.
3. Writing the narrative
The interview will be transcribed into a narrative and possibly re-written into a script.

While the interviews were conducted in Swedish the narrative will be written in English.

Selected parts will be made available on the 1968 website.
4. A feature length…

Time will tell…

Contact

Feel free to contact me with any potential enquiries about the project by filling in the form below or visit www.fallckolm.com.

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Images are not to be reproduced without written permission of Fallckolm Cuenca
© 2003 Fallckolm Cuenca
Biographic images courtesy of the Zlatew family.
Background image: "Prague Spring" by John W. Schulze is licensed under CC BY 2.0