Hana Munkova

Hana Munkova
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  • Year when photo was taken:
    1970
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Jiri Munk
This is our only daughter, Hana, who was born in 1965. The picture was taken in 1970. She unfortunately had the bad luck to be born during an unhappy time. The first problems began after her graduation from high school. Due to her political profile, our daughter had a problem getting into any university, so in the end she had to settle for the Faculty of Education, though she claimed that she'd never teach. On top of that she had to pick a field that people were the least interested in, which was understandably enough Russian, which she began studying in combination with art education. After the revolution she switched Russian for educational psychology, and this she then studied along with art education until the end of her studies. After she finished school she wanted to make a living as a fine and graphic artist. She designed book covers, business cards, and finally also made it into the film industry. At first she worked on a graduate experimental film and animated pictures by the painter J. Dubuffet. Later she wrote a script for a film about the Jewish artist Robert Guttmann, for which she received funding from a committee that subsidizes various film projects. She also wrote a film script about my brother, but unfortunately not enough financial resources have been raised yet to shoot it, so currently my daughter is actually unemployed. She lives in Prague, in Vinohrady, in an attic apartment. This apartment was my last project.

Interview details

Interviewee: Jiří Munk
Interviewer:
Terezie Holmerova
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2006
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Hana Munkova
Year of birth:
1965
City of birth:
Prague
Occupation
after WW II:
Artist

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