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The Iron Curtain has fallen, but the corruption lingers above us as a heavy Iron Sky

After the last year's successful season of the film festival addressing corruption and disinformation in Slovakia and the Czech-Republic, we need to get serious about another impediment of our democracy: far-right extremism. In September 2019, member of the far-right "Slovak Peoples Party" had his seat in the parliament vacated due to racial defamation. Under the pretext of defending traditional values, far-right parties are spreading fear, xenophobia and yet, succeed in gaining popularity.

Iron Sky Film Festival is an initiative of Slovaks and Czechs living in The Netherlands who were mobilized by the murder of Ján Kuciak, tragedy which shook with Slovak consciousness. The protests that followed changed the status quo in Slovakia and we decided to embrace this momentum. We want to create a space for intercultural exchange between Dutch people and Eastern Europeans to deepen mutual understanding and eventually learn one from another.

This year's festival is symbolic as Slovakia and the Czech Republic commemorate 30 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain. For more information about the festival and updates, visit and like our Facebook page.