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Burning Bush pays tribute to Jan Palach’s family
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In 1969 Czech student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square in Prague to protest against the Soviet occupation.

The television mini series focuses on Jan’s mother and her legal battle to clear her son’s name.

The first part of Agniezka Holland’s trilogy has just had its world premiere in Prague.

Although Jan Palach is a hero in the Czech Republic, not many people know about his family’s legal battle to clear his name, fighting against the Communist machine of the 1970s.

Burning Bush is an HBO Europe production and the channel’s most ambitious big-budget project to date.

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