Grandfathers and Revolutions - film screening and moderated discussion

Date: 
October 17, 2012 - 18:00 - 20:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Grandfathers and Revolutions - film screening and moderated discussion

 

Grandfathers and Revolutions
(53 minutes) Australia/Hungary
Director/Producer: Peter Hegedus 
Description:
Andras Hegedus was Prime Minister of Hungary during the communist regime. He is still held responsible for 
calling in the Soviet troops to quash the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. In the reprisal, thousands died and 
many fled the country. In Grandfathers and Revolutions, filmmaker Peter Hegedus leaves his home in Australia 
to return to Hungary, his country of birth, and ask his grandfather about this decision that shaped Eastern European
 history for many decades to come. This personal journey explores the past, as it becomes the future.
Biography:
Director Peter Hegedus won his first award while still in high school. His half-hour short called ‘My Journey’ 
won second prize in the New filmmaker’s awards in Brisbane. While studying film and television at Queensland College
 of Art, Australia he made several documentaries and short films, two of which (Lips and Pens, Naughty By Nature) 
were broadcast on Australian television. Believing that the "task as filmmakers is to inspire and teach ourselves 
as well as the audience", he began Grandfathers and Revolutions in 1997 and has recently completed the project.

 

Grandfathers and Revolutions

(53 minutes) Australia/Hungary

Director/Producer: Peter Hegedus 

 

Description:

Andras Hegedus was Prime Minister of Hungary during the communist regime. He is still held responsible for calling in the Soviet troops to quash the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. In the reprisal, thousands died and many fled the country. In Grandfathers and Revolutions, filmmaker Peter Hegedus leaves his home in Australia to return to Hungary, his country of birth, and ask his grandfather about this decision that shaped Eastern European history for many decades to come. This personal journey explores the past, as it becomes the future.

Biographies:

Peter Hegedus is an award winning writer, director and producer of both documentary and drama films. Since beginning his professional career in 1999, his films have been in numerous national and international film festivals and have been broadcast around the world. Peter has also participated in various panel discussions around the world concerning international financing, documentary ethics and directing. Peter has a Doctorate of Visual Arts and in 2011 he was awarded the Griffith University Alumni Award in recognition of his achievements in documentary filmmaking.

Andras Mink is a senior research archivist in Open Society Archive at Central European University. He is an expert of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. His publications include: Witnesses of the Revolution at UN hearings (2010), The Revisions of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, The Right to Be Heard. The Nagy Imre Trial from a Perspective of 50 Years (2008).

Free entrance.