VERITAS Research Institute and Archives

GULAG Film Nights

31 March 2016

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. The next screening will be held on March 31st, at 6 PM.
Moviegoers will have the opportunity to watch excerpts from Sándor Sára’s taboo-defying documentaries.

The 1989 documentary Csonka Bereg will be the fourth screening in the GULAG Film Nights series. In autumn 1944, Soviet troops entered Sub-Carpathia. The battle of Csap took place, resulting in Soviet control of the region, both militarily and administratively. The locals were less than enthused with the arrival of their liberators, and their worries and instinctual fears were well-founded. Soon the representatives of the conquering power brought it to the locals’ attention that they (the locals) were the ones primarily responsible for the immense devastation of the war, and as such, all men between the ages of 18 and 50 years among them, with no exceptions, must report immediately for malenkaja rabota (a “little work”).

The host of the evening will be historian Dávid Kiss, Research Fellow 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) or ordered via phone (+36 1 459-5050).