20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [2-11/3/2018]
“’68 Beyond ’68” tribute
One of the major turning points in 20th-century history, 1968 was the year that became a synonym of rebellion and struggle for change, spreading throughout the globe and giving inspiration and hope. The year’s key-moments were the uprising that took place in May 1968 in Paris, as well as the Prague Spring, but 1968 was more than that.
Half a century later, the 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival revisits that critical year and invites us to reevaluate the legacy of 1968 in the tribute “’68 Beyond ’68”. 7 short and feature documentaries produced between 1968 and 2017 go beyond place and time and uncover less known aspects of this heritage in Central Europe, USA, Latin America and the Far East.
The films masterfully capture the vibe and repercussions of some of the most significant upheavals in recent history that embodied the revolutionary spirit of 1968: