26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Sokol festival and congress

director: Georges Thibaud
original title: Fête et congrès des Sokols
country: France
year: 1920
running time: 7 min.


Sokol festival and congress, Prague, June, 1920
The film begins with a parade of Sokols joined by groups of Moldovan women in national costumes. Spectators are flooding the stands and President Masaryk is present, too.

12,000 falcons enter the stadium, performing gymnastics and building human pyramids. A group of Moldovan peasants shows traditional dances.

Shots of Prague: hustle and bustle on the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Astronomical Clock, fruit sellers at the market.

© Département des Hauts-de-Seine – Musée Albert-Kahn, collection Archives de la Planète

more about film

director: Georges Thibaud
producer: Albert Kahn
photography: Georges Thibaud
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