Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Doc, Magyar, Racism, Roma, Site, STL, Violence |

One must always conjugate the verb to resist in the present tense. — Lucie Aubrac

In 2008 and 2009, Hungarian right-wing extremists committed a series of attacks on members of the Roma community. Six people were killed, including a five-year-old, and another five were injured.
I occupy the rare position of exposing my fellow citizens to an atrocity that most people seem ready to ignore. During the legal process, there was little interest in Hungary concerning the trial. We were the only crew filming there over 167 days, and there were no journalists present for most of the hearings. We decided to accept responsibility for documenting everything and, with this film, to generate social discourse about the problem of hate crime in our society. — Eszter Hajdú, the director.
From the Jewish Light review by Cate Marquis: Judgment in Hungary” is a powerful, emotionally gripping documentary, one that gives remarkable insight into racist views in contemporary Hungary. It is essential viewing for its important message and its immediacy.

This free screening, the US Premiere of
a riveting courtroom drama documentary
that has played in front of the European and the Hungarian Parliament

and on French, German and Canadian television (besides other countries),
will take place at
the St. Louis Holocaust Museum
Sunday March 26 at 1 p.m.
Judgement in Hungary
… very much about human rights…
Directed by Eszter Hajdú
Hungary, 2013, 108 minutes
(In Hungarian with English subtitles)
12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63146
The talented filmmaker Eszter Hajdú, along with her equally brilliant producer, Sándor Mester, a renowned guitar player and composer,
spent three years following the trial of four men charged with killing Roma children and adults, motivated by “racial hatred.”

The young filmmaker and her crew documented the 167 days of hearings in this intense, award-winning  drama set in a small court room in Budapest, Hungary.
Having played in 32 countries and the recipient of 19 international awards, the film has been broadcast in Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Canada, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia- Hercegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Poland.
Among other countries, it was screened in Austria, Bielorussia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey.
Like Hate by Mathieu Kassovitz in France, it has been shown to educate and sensitize the Hungarian police to the issues at stake.

Thank you for taking note of this very special St. Louis event.
It is recommended to reserve your seat by calling the museum in advance [314-442-3711]

A discussion of the film – in English – at the Berlin Rosa Luxembourg Foundation
— one of the largest political education institutions in Germany —

(from the SPLC – Southern Poverty Law Center)