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No Country for the Poor / Nem szegénynek való vı̇dék - 52'

Event Dates:
  • Mon, 12/03/2018 - 19:40
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • İstanbul
Venue
French Institute

What if democracy fails citizens by not serving them all equally? What if inequality becomes the norm and the most vulnerable citizens are left behind with no money, no home, no rights, and no country of their own? In Hungary, the government has slashed social benefits and criminalized homelessness, but a group of activists, homeless and middle class, is confronting authorities to defend social justice and their right to be citizens. After the tragic death of two of its founding members, the group feels

that Hungary is growing more hostile and their struggle is more important than ever. Despite all odds, their own community keeps them going—a mini-society with democracy and solidarity at its heart, an island of hope, belonging and dignity in a society gradually shifting the other way.

 

Laszlo Bihari

Budapest based journalist and filmmaker. His latest works focus on poverty and marginalization of Roma communities. His

journalistic pieces cover the experimental art scene and grassroots activism. Having 23 years of experience in the media, he worked at Hungary’s most prominent news papers, specialized in issues of environmental and civil rights advocacy groups and organizations in Hungary and Europe. “No Country for the Poor” is his debut documentary film.