Felvidek: Caught in Between - documentary screening and discussion with Vladislava Plancikova director

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February 16, 2015 - 18:00 - 20:00
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Felvidek: Caught in Between - documentary screening and discussion with Vladislava Plancikova director

“Felvidek” is a multiethnic Slovak/Hungarian region in southern Slovakia. Far too often the region has been trapped in between the opposing interests of political elites; far too often its people have been tossed around by the twists of history. In the 1940s, many of them were forced to leave their homeland.

Felvidek: Caught in Between unravels the history which continues to be a soft spot for people whose fates were hit by the events after World War II. Some wounds are hard to heal, some questions remain unanswered but the future brings hope for reconciliation. When memories are not enough, the stories come to live through animation. The film combines oral history documentary, archive footage and animation. The narrative deals with a sensitive theme: the forced resettlement of ethnic Hungarians in postwar Czechoslovakia.

Vladislava Plancikova, the author of the film, was raised in a small Hungarian village in southern Slovakia. Driven by her interest in stories, history and social context of the people, she started Documentary Filmmaking at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava. During her study, she directed several remarkable student films shown at European film festivals. She has worked as a director for Slovak National Television (STV) on several projects such as the documentary series Children about children (2011) and the series Roads of Hope (2011) Felvidek: Caught in Between was awarded in Budapest International Documentary Festival.

Discussion to be followed with the participation of Vladislava Plancikova director, Zsuzsanna Arendas researcher (Museum of Ethnography), moderated by Vlad Naumescu (Dept. of Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU)