Film project “From Dusk to Dawn”
The goal of the project is to raise Europeans awareness, especially young people, about the long and fierce struggle of the Eastern and Central European nations against totalitarian communist regimes, which ultimately led to transform these countries into liberal democracies based on common Western European values such as freedom, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human rights and the rule of law.
A documentary film about the transformation process from socialism to capitalism will be shot, where the main actors will be the most important places/objects that were silent witnesses of these turning points in our history. The film will feature such landmarks as Budapest’s Bem Square (where 200,000 Hungarian students protested against Soviet rule in 1956), the Berlin Wall (dividing Berlin from 1961 to 1989), the Berlin Wall (dividing Berlin from 1961 to 1989); the Gdansk shipyard with its famous Gate No 2 (symbol of the fight against communism in Poland); Höfði House in Reykjavík (site of the 1986 meeting between Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev); John Lennon’s Wall in Prague (covered in anti-government graffiti); and the Baltic Chain (formed in 1989 by nearly 2 million people on the territory of the Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
More information about the project will soon be available on our website.