The project combines elements of oral history with a genuine journalistic approach. I want to research and describe what became of members of a class that graduated in 1989 in Prague, then Czechoslovakia. By describing their lives and attitudes I want to form a protrait of the first generation after the fall of the iron curtain, a generation which I would like to call the “Generation 1989”. I don’t know whether they share a certain consciousness about their “historical” date of birth or whether there are feelings and attitudes they have in common at all. I want to explore how this generation
perceives itself and how they assess the history of their country. How did they feel when they were 18 and not only graduated from school, but also were confronted with a fundamental change of the coordinates of their lives? Where do they stand now? How did the social and economic changes influence their biographies?