Film Catalog

The over 10.000 hours of film and video collections at Blinken OSA come from various sources: individual donors, independent media groups, human rights organizations and private archives, while others were created by the OSA. The Film Catalog highlights 38 moving image collections with individual curatorial introductions. The Film Catalog, thus, is an alternative, media-specific entry point to OSA’s collections which supplements the main Catalog. By creating it, we hoped to assist researchers in locating and exploring our unique documentary, propaganda, fiction and television film collections.
Avant-garde experimental films from Hungary -
A unique collection of experimental filmmaker Árpád Ajtony, including his own works, both completed films and fragments, and “media junk” collected by himself.
Miklós Kun's Interviews with Soviet Public Figures - (314-0-2)
Former Soviet dissidents, high-level Party functionaries and their relatives talk to the Hungarian Kremlinologist Miklós Kun.
ICTY Videos - (319-0-2)
Complete proceedings of the ICTY trial of Duško Tadić, as well as recordings related to the Karadžić, Mladić and Blaškić trials.
Hungarian Home Movies - (320-1-2)
Hungary at home, at play, and revolting on the streets: amateur home movies documenting six decades, including rare footage of 1956.
20th Century Hungarian Oral History and Home Movies - (320-1-3)
Audio interviews with amateur filmmakers and family members about the everyday family life and events recorded in home movies against the backdrop of greater...
Art Documentaries by Péter Forgács - (320-1-4)
The ordeals, personal stories and ambiguities of Hungarian and European twentieth-century history: documentary films directed by Péter Forgács incorporating...
Private Photos from Hungary - (320-2-2)
Tens of thousands of amateur photos from the years 1983 and 1989. The lives, homes, holidays of unknown citizens, but it is possible that you will recognize someone...
Interviews on Chernobyl - (331-0-2)
Voices from "the zone": interviews with survivors of the Chernobyl disaster ten years after the fact.
Hungarian TV of the Transition Years - (339-2-1)
Two quasi-samizdat Hungarian television news series that strove for balanced coverage of the 1994 election campaigns during the first ‘media war’, and which also...
Hungarian Workers' Militia Films - (344-0-1)
Fighting Comrades: over thirty years of Hungarian Workers' Militia documentary and propaganda films, 1958-1989.
Balkan Archive - (350-1-1)
A decade of International Monitor Institute coverage of the wars in the former Yugoslavia, incorporating extremely divergent perspectives on the conflict, and...
Burma - (350-2-1)
The Burmese Uprising of 1988 and its aftermath, as seen and documented by amateur filmmakers, human rights activists, Western journalists, and state propagandists.
Cambodia - (350-2-2)
Raw and edited documentation of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship, its genocidal policies and their aftermath.
Rwanda - (350-3-1)
First-hand raw and edited documentation of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, including materials produced by amateur filmmakers, journalists and international...
Sierra Leone - (350-3-2)
Documentation, local and international coverage from 1995-2000 of the eleven-year civil war in Sierra Leone, including interviews with amputees and child soldiers,...
Afghanistan - (350-4-1)
Documentaries, footage and media coverage of the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan from 1999-2001, highlighting Soviet troop withdrawals and the plight of refugees.
Iran - (350-4-2)
Two decades' worth of documentaries and footage covering Iranian politics and society from the Islamic Revolution until the First Gulf War of 1990.
Iraq - (350-4-3)
Over two decades of news reports, documentaries, testimonies, and state propaganda, focusing on the UN-authorized war of 1990, state-led violence against Iraqi...
Israel and Palestine - (350-4-4)
Six documentaries covering the complexities of Israeli-Palestinian relations from 1948 to 2002.
Lebanon - (350-4-5)
Raw footage and documentaries on events during and after Lebanese civil war 1975-1990, including the Sabra-Shatila massacre, the siege of Beirut, and the Israeli...