On the occasion of the GULAG Memorial Year, the VERITAS Research Institute for History and Tabán Artmozi (Art Films) are together hosting a number of film nights related to the GULAG. The series runs from March 3rd to May 5th, 2016, at the Tabán Cinema.
Moviegoers will have the opportunity to watch excerpts from Sándor Sára’s taboo-defying documentaries, listening to poignant testimony from those who spent time in the hell that was the GULAG. We can only guess at the number of Hungarians sent to the Soviet prison camps. For many years no one could talk publicly about the fate of these men and women. In his Hardtimers – Hungarians in the GULAG documentary series, Sándor Sára has sat down with fourteen survivors to talk about their years in the GULAG.
For the first showing, at 6 PM on March 3rd, 2016, the fourth installment (2004) of the Hardtimers documentary series is scheduled, whose narrator is János Rózsás, a nine-year veteran of the Russian prison camps. He will share his most memorable experiences, including how he formed a friendship with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, together with whom he used to visit the prison camp’s library.
The host of the evening will be Gábor Ujváry, Subject Team Leader at the VERITAS Institute.
There is no entry fee. Tickets may be picked up at the Tabán box office (1016 Budapest, Krisztina krt. 87-89).