Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Bayou Moon Entertainment and MarieAnna Dvorak partner for announcement: timed in conjunction with the 46th anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Czechoslovakia, Rise of Dawn captures the romantic, harrowing true story of an actress and hockey player who risk everything to score an iron curtain-ripping goal of freedom from the cruel Soviet oppression that rolled into Prague via tanks and troops.
On the nights of August 20th-21st, 1968, thousands of Soviet troops and tanks rolled across the border. According to the communist party, they were the "Liberating Army of Warsaw Pact." But instead they came to liberate the country from freedom, a freedom known as the Prague Spring.
In this brief period of freedom, Alexander Dubcek brought back to Prague a level of democracy and hope of prosperity. But now Prague was suddenly yet again under a strict totalitarian regime. It was to be another 21 years of Stalinism before citizens of the country would be really free, as it was before WWII, when the nation of Czechoslovakia was a strong and vibrant democracy.
The first “liberation” (from Nazi Germany by Stalin’s Red Army in May of 1945) left behind a number of controversies. The fact is the U.S. Third Army, under General George Patton, liberated most of Western Bohemia. He wanted to continue to Prague but he was ordered by Eisenhower to halt just hours away. While the U.S. Army waited for the Red Army to arrive and take over, people in Prague and in concentration camp Terezin were dying. The years of tyranny under Germany was over but then the country faced life under Stalin's rules. In both 1945 and 1968, many managed to flee before the Iron Curtain closed. Some left voluntarily for freedom and some out of fear from political imprisonment. Although these patriots and activists gained freedom, many of them never found peace of mind in the foreign countries they settled in. For home isn't a place; home is a feeling.
Rise of Dawn is a motion picture whose flag of freedom is on the rise and whose constitutional story of love is written with the chain-breaking power of the pen of man’s heart.
Bayou Moon Entertainment is proud to have Rise of Dawn as its first international motion picture production and to have partnered with ROD's author, MarieAnna Dvorak, whose story it is based on.
Also see: 1968 Invasion of Prague (a short documentary on the subject) on Youtube uploaded by Free Europe/ Radio Liberty.
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Chad Meachum, Producer
Glen Grefe, Producer
MarieAnna Dvorak, Writer/Director