Buildings and Cultures Inside

September 17, 2011 - 15:30 - September 18, 2011 - 17:00
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Buildings and Cultures Inside

Documentary films of some countries where CEU students are from. The selected films, connecting to the topic of Cultural Heritage Days 2011, present different cultures in different houses. The films are not representing CEU communities, just intend to show the cultural diversity behind CEU.

A single building can hide, give shelter, ensure modest or luxurious living for its inhabitants, is a scene of tragedies, tender stories, ...turbulent or monotonous family lives or individuals, can provoke panic and desire of liberation, but can also very often be the only base in the middle of social, political, emotional confusion.

During this film screening session over this weekend we are showing four buildings with four totally different yet so similar human stories. Croatia – and the Istria part – had numerous rulers and regimes passing by, the mix of nationalities, here exactly five, that are represented in this area is a must. Even under the same roof. The West Bank had a similarly, if not more overloaded past and aggression is still not rare to see and experience on a daily basis. How does morning coffee on the very border of Israel and Palestine? A more simple setting, but not necessarily less heavy and complicated situation: two women who have – at the beginning – only one thing in common: their husband. Who lies in the cemetery. Life definitely makes its sense of humor tangible, especially if you have by your side and your bed your biggest rival. Ex-Portuguese colony, one of the most splendid hotels with everything those for whom luxury is a right need, in the middle of shouting poverty. Nowadays? Inhabited by those who want at least their right to roof and life.

The films are selected from the Film Library of the Open Society Archive, CEU.

During this week-end, visitors to CEU are able to participate in a guided building tour of the CEU (in Hungarian generally and in English on demand) at 10 am and 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday.