Michael Havas: Peter Gabriel called about doing a video with Jan Švankmajer

Michael Havas grew up in New Zealand but came to communist Czechoslovakia
– the country his parents had escaped from – to study film. He has made
over 50 documentaries in a career that has seen him work with director Jan
Švankmajer and many more noteworthy figures. Indeed, I first came across
him in connection with a letter protesting Brexit that he wrote to the UK
prime minister and circulated to friends, including Terry Gilliam and
Michael Palin of Monty Python and musician Peter Gabriel. But when we met I
first asked Michael Havas about his family background.

Monday, May 6, 2019