How would people become dissidents in Czechoslovakia? The way to the opposition against the communist regime was different for each person. It led not necessarily to the signing of Charter 77 but always demanded the courage to surrender a peaceful life for the sake of liberty. The central theme of the film is how people from different backgrounds got involved in the dissident movements. Who were these people and what methods they were using to struggle against the communist regime. The documentary is an episode from the TV series The Stories of the 20th Century shot by Post Bellum in collaboration with the Czech Television It is based on witness stories collected in the Memory of Nations international archive.