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MeetFactory’s ‘Slav Squatting’ Makes Art of Slavic Stereotypes

In one form or another, the stereotype of the “squatting Slav” has likely made its way to your social media feed over the past few years. Wearing an Adidas tracksuit, smoking cigarettes, and swilling cheap vodka or cheap beer, the loitering Slav meme is—as most memes are—perhaps best left unexplained.

 
 
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Filmed in Prague: the Instagram…

Prague’s old-world beauty and relatively low production costs have made it a popular destination for filmmakers…

 
 
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Romania’s “Barbarians” takes top prize…

The Romanian film “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” took the top prize at this year’s Karlovy Vary…

 
 
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The songs Czechs grew up on

We can safely say that the songs you will hear today are well-known to generations of Czechs since their childhood…

 
 
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Photogallery of the Karlovy Vary…

Photogallery of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

 
 
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Czechs celebrate legacy of Saints Cyril…

June 5th is a public holiday in the Czech Republic honouring the legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius who came to Great…

 
 
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The Rolling Stones rock Prague again

The Czech capital is in the grip of rock fever. The legendary Rolling Stones are back in Prague for a long-anticipated…

 
 
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Karlovy Vary: Offering essential…

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival prides itself on helping films from the former Eastern Bloc reach…

 
 
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Yale Strom: you can’t play Klezmer…

Yale Strom, a professor and artist-in-residence in the Jewish studies programme at San Diego State University, is…

 
 
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Turning grenades into wheels: ‘80s…

One of the most anticipated Czech documentaries at the 2018 Karlovy Vary international film festival had its world…

 
 
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Ostrava and its Jews: 'Now No-One Sings…

David Lawson had never heard of Ostrava when, fifteen years ago, his London synagogue received a Sefer Torah that had…

 
 
 
 
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