Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Press Room - 2019
Encore screenings of popular films from Verzió 15
February 7 – March 21
THE TIME OF FORESTS
Directed by Francois-Xavier Drouet, France, 2018, 103min, French
*English and Hungarian subtitles
As the symbol of authentic, preserved, wild nature, forests are undergoing an unprecedented phase of industrialization. Heavy mechanization, monoculture, fertilizers and pesticides, loss of traditional know-how, forest management—all follow the intensive agricultural model at an accelerated rhythm. The Time of Forests is a journey to the heart of industrial forestry and its alternatives. A living forest or a green desert, the choices of today will define tomorrow's landscape.
These workshops focus on various aspects of freedom and democracy and look at ways of dealing with the past.
Unique archive footage reconstructs one of the first show trials, masterminded by Stalin, which unfolds as a theatrical performance with actors - prosecutors, witnesses, defendants, judges - lying to themselves, to the audience and to the world. The drama is real, but the story is fake. The film gives an unprecedented insight into the origins of a deadly regime, which made the slogan "Lie is Truth" its everyday reality.
THE ILLUSION OF THE REPUBLIC
November 16, 2018 – March 3, 2019
(Blinken OSA – Radio Free Europe Archives)
1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.
Opening ceremony: November 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Opening speech (in Hungarian): László Majtényi (Chairman, Eötvös Károly Policy Institute)
This year is the centennial of the proclamation of the first Hungarian Republic, which took place on 16th November 1918. To honour this occasion, the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) presents The Illusion of the Republic exhibition, focusing on the rootless nature and the fall of the three Hungarian republics that were established in 1918, 1946 and between 1989 1990.
Curator: András Mink
Presented by Eszter Csákányi
WELCOME TO SODOM – Where do our used phones end up? What kind of lives emerge from our electronic waste?
After the screening, Logan Strenchock, CEU’s Sustainability Officer, will ask our guests, Gergely Simon from Greenpeace Hungary and Ervin Tihanyi, head of electronic waste handling at Intermetal Recycling, about their experiences during their visit to Sodom.
The Next Guardian
A film by Dorottya Zurbó and Arun Bhattarai
Date: March 12, 6:00 p.m. Venue: Blinken OSA, Arany János u. 32.
Presented by the NEP4DISSENT COST Action and the
Donald and Vera Blinken Open Society Archives
Thursday, January 31, 2019