Former students, now parents, use animated toys to explain 1989 Velvet Revolution to children

November 15, 2014 10:15 AM

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Former students, now parents, use animated toys to explain 1989 Velvet Revolution to children

In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, puppet designer and film maker Miroslav Trejtnar prepares a map for animations of his movie 'What to tell to kids?" in a studio in Prague, Czech Republic. The Velvet Revolution that kicked off in Prague 25 years ago Monday, Nov. 17, was a seminal event in the collapse of communism. But how do you explain it to young children who have only known democracy? Renowned puppet designer Miroslav Trejtnar and filmmaker Tatana Markova teamed up to present the Velvet Revolution in a 30-minute movie that tells the story of more than a dozen children of the revolution - now parents - through the magic of animation. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, Alzbeta Berankova takes a photo for animations for the movie 'What to tell to kids?" in a studio in Prague, Czech Republic. The Velvet Revolution that kicked off in Prague 25 years ago Monday, Nov. 17, was a seminal event in the collapse of communism. But ...

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