Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
The exhibition addresses the issues of victims of conflicts, refugees and communities suffering from war and still under potential threat. It focuses on the emblematic cases of Palestine, Cyprus, and Africa.
Ten years in the making, Verzio continues to promote open society, democracy, and tolerance exploring new territories in the vast field of creative documentary cinema. Verzio has created a forum where films, perspectives and interpretations can be examined creatively and critically. Born out of a commitment to documentary film and human rights, and backed by the indispensable institutional support of the Open Society Archives (OSA), Verzio continues on its course of human rights promotion via film.
OSA Archivum presents: Truth and Objectivity Film Laboratory_05:
Thursday, 6 November at 6:00pm
By Adele Horne, 2006, English subtitles, 70 min
'Truth and Objectivity Film Laboratory 2 October - 20 November 2014' is a unique film series to explore documentaries
associated with historical truthfulness and objectivity. It's related to the CEU course called,
Historiography: Themes in Its History and Approaches to Its Theory.
Programmers: Ioana Macrea-Toma, István Rév and Zsuzsanna Zádori.
A unique film series to explore documentaries associated with historical truthfulness and objectivity. Various ways of investigating, revealing, and verifying truth are detailed in each film through uncovered footage, interviews, observations, or re-enactment of past events. Just as the filmmakers incorporate different approaches and methods, so these themes are echoed in the CEU course called, Historiography: Themes in Its History and Approaches to Its Theory.
OSA is the project leader of Europeana 1989 in Hungary. During the Hungarian collection campaigns, it cooperated with the SZTE Klebelsberg Library of the University of Szeged and the Museum of Sopron. The last collection campaing will take place at OSA on the 5th and 6th of September, 2014.
The three meters by three meters art piece, QR code, which consists of 2.916 slides, will be permanently exhibited in the OSA Archivum's Goldberger House in Budapest. OSA is one of the internationally most well known archives of the recent past, displaying documents on historical events and eras in unusual ways. It is eminently suited, both spatially and spiritually, to display this work of art.
OSA Archivum's Yellow-Star Houses project culminates on June 21, 1944, the 70th anniversary of the forced mass relocation of 220,000 Budapest Jews
into around 2,000 designated buildings marked with a yellow Star of David: the "yellow-star houses."
The book launch of The Milosevic Trial: An Autopsy by Timothy Williams Waters. This is the first cross-disciplinary examination of the longest, most controversial war crimes trial of the modern era, and its contested legacy for the growing fields of international criminal law and post-conflict justice.
Europeana 1989 (www.europeana1989.eu) is a project of the Europeana Digital Library which aims at creating a unique European public archive of the political changes of 1989. It is set to gather digital content from its users through a variety of methods, including collection campaigns and online participation. Relevant documents and objects, along with accompanying stories, are uploaded to a website and pinned to an interactive map.
Meeting to introduce ourselves, discuss our experiences to date, and share ideas and plans with one another.
Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, this intimate portrait shows the lives of three generations in exile in the Ain el-Helweh camp. Imbued with nostalgia and striking a wide range of emotional notes, A World Not Ours is more than a family portrait: it is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging and friendship.
March 7-8, 2014 at the Open Society Archives, Budapest.
The conference was organized by OSA Archivum to bridge the gap between contemporary digital archival practices and academic theory regarding the image of—and the images in—the archive. The Conference organizers, Ioana Macrea-Toma and Oksana Sarkisova, started from a presumption that the potential of new technologies can be best understood by studying the historicity of visual practices and historical imaginations. Given the growing role of visual material in both researching and presenting historical data, the event brought together scholars and specialists in the fields of history, archival science, media studies, film studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and design, and proved to be a successful interdisciplinary event.
Marc Wiese's documentary is both a powerful story of survival and an evocative character study, showing the feelings of guilt, anger, remorse and complicity that are shared between both abused and abuser. With extremely rare footage taken inside a prison camp, Camp 14 is a once-seen, never forgotten experience.