Film, Photo and Sound Collections

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 57 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.
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...
Turkey - (350-4-6)
Films, television programs and reports focusing on human rights abuses committed by the Turkish authorities against the Kurds, 1992-1996.
British and American Materials on the Middle East - (350-4-7)
British and American documentary materials from the 1990s on political, geographic and religious conflicts in the greater Middle East, and antagonism towards the...
Pál Schiffer's Film Documentation and Photos - (356-1-12)
Photo documentation of films and private photos (1960-1996) by Hungarian director and opposition figure Pál Schiffer.
Staunch Communist Turned Oppositional Researcher - (361-0-15)
In the press photos, of the total of 57 images in the collection, we see young András Hegedüs as member of the Communist elite of the 1950s attending public...
Several hundreds of photos of demonstrations and political actions in Budapest in the late 1980s - (362-0-4)
Photo prints of mass demonstrations, of renaming streets by political activists, and hundreds of scanned photo negatives.
Hungarian Refugees of 1956 in the French Foreign Legion
The documentary film and book Patria Nostra adress an exciting yet so far neglected topic: for some of the youngest Humgarian refugees after the 1956 revolution the...
Iraqi TV Monitoring - (378-0-1)
Patriotic news, commentaries, propaganda songs and more, broadcast by Iraqi State Television during the first three weeks of the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq.
PHR Training and Educational Videos - (386-3-8)
Programs and footage from 1995-1999 on Physicians for Human Rights' work to identify victims of the Srebrenica massacre, including educational programs, interviews...
Rodolf Hervé Videos on Hungary's Alternative Scene in the 1990s - (388-0-1)
Raw documentary footage of Budapest's golden age of alternative culture in the early 1990s.
WITNESS Videos - (392-1-1)
From sweatshop workers in the Philippines via the American anti-prison movement to the "blood diamond" trade in Sierra Leone: 52 WITNESS videos on uncovering human...
Hungarian Interior Ministry Propaganda and Education Films - (394-0-1)
Border patrols at the Iron Curtain, covert surveillance and managing secret agents: almost 300 Hungarian Ministry of the Interior propaganda and educational...
Srebrenica Home Movies - (406-0-1)
35 home movie footage about life, military operations and activities of international organizations in Srebrenica before the fall of the enclave in July 1995.
Interviews with Holocaust Survivors and Witnesses
A collection of over 350 interviews with Shoah survivors and witnesses made with the special technique developed for traumatized people.
Soviet Propaganda Films - (424-0-1)
Educational films, mostly with Hungarian dubbing, about the natural and cultural treasures and economic achievements of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Nuke is a Nuke Too (Cpg band) - (462-0-1)
29 photos of the street happening performed by Dialogue Peace Group on Hiroshima Day in August 1983. While there was a centrally run mass peace movement, the...