INTRODUCED BY THE FILMMAKER
Budapest native Péter Forgács began using amateur films in
the 1980s to create The Private Hungary Series, new documentaries
that draw an intriguing portrait of the "other side" of Hungarian history.
His films have won prizes at festivals around the world. Forgács
will participate in the Lost Images Filmmakers'
Dialogue following the screening at 9:30 pm.
directed by Péter Forgacs
This historic account of Athens during
World War II uses the footage of amateur filmmaker-Greek naval officer
Angelos Papanasstassiou. Presented at the Nuremberg Trials as evidence
of Nazi war atrocities, the footage bears witness to the intractable
reality and nature of the Italian and subsequent German occupation
of Greece. The recognition of the importance of making truth permanent
is Forgács' great achievement and a formidable testament to
his historic as well as formalist sincerity. 1999, The Netherlands,
In 1939, Captain Nándor Andrásovits set
off from Budapest to Vienna on the Queen Elisabeth, one of two vessels
hired for the exodus of 900 Jews. An amateur filmmaker, Andrásovits
meticulously filmed the travelers during the journey. His film could
have ended there, but instead documents the reality of a historical
exodus in two directions. 1998, The Netherlands, 60 minutes.