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The Power Of The Powerless

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Power Of The Powerless
USA / 2009 / 78 min
DIRECTOR:
Cory Taylor
The story of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, as narrated by Jeremy Irons

THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS is a documentary that tells the story of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, from the invasion in 1968 to the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Narrated by Jeremy Irons, the film portrays the non-violent protest movement, which through years under occupation stood firmly by its pacifist beliefs. Their success, and its effect on post-communist Czech society, is unquestionable, yet the younger generation of Czechs seem to know little or nothing about what transpired.

Cory Taylor

Cory Taylor is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who began his career working as a photographer and editor for National Geographic. In 2002, his award-winning film, A QUIET REVOLUTION (2002), narrated by Meryl Streep and featuring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, brought attention to human and ecological security issues and was screened in over fifty countries at UN-sponsored events, film festivals, on television, and integrated into university and high school curriculums in North America and Asia. In 2004, Taylor's second directorial effort, ANOTHER WAY OF SEEING THINGS (2004), narrated by F. Murray Abraham, which dealt with the issue of tolerance in the media, won multiple awards at the Columbus and Tiburon International Film Festivals.