|S6 4hr History
25 May 2015
School History S6 Syllabus:
Optional Theme - 6.4B Culture and Society before
The main reason, why I chose this
topic is, because this story isn’t just history. This
story is deeply personal and I know this story since I
was young. It makes me happy, that one day I might show
this film to my kids, who will carry it with them as a
Because of this task I got to know more detailed
perception of my grandma’s childhood.
The question this video answers is ‘how was life for
Czech’s after the assassination ‘. It illustrates only
the immediate consequences, it shows life wasn’t easy.
People were in traumatic situations, where they
believed, and they were right, that they had no privacy
or right to own goods that they worked for. Even though,
this is an interview with my grandma, and she was a
child, when she lived through this, we can see that
these events were scary, even for adults, especially
those, who had children.
The techniques I chose to use are interview/narration,
personal footage/re-acting, footage and images.
I liked the idea of the film being in B’n’W, not only
because most of the footage was, but also because my
grandma used to tell me these stories before bed, so
black (night color) seemed appropriate.
Personal footage/footage/re-acting made the film
livelier and easier to imagine and understand.
Images illustrated certain people or place and brought
However the key aspect was narration/interview, which
wasn’t only pack with emotions, but also with
information. It says a personal story and if we
concentrate on the voice we can live that story.
The film doesn’t have a story flow, its more collage of
films and images, which gives it a slight abstract
touch, which reminds me of when I was falling asleep
while listening to my grandma.