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Docu – Zsolt Csalog speaks. Film screening and follow up discussion (in Hungarian!)

Film Screening
Zsolt Csalog and Mihály Csákó. Photo by István Jávor
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Docu – Zsolt Csalog speaks. Film Screening

Documentary film - Please note the event is in Hungarian!

Venue: Central European University, Auditorium B, 1051 Budapest, Nádor utca 15.

A documentary portrait of Hungarian sociologist and writer Zsolt Csalog. In this film enriched with archival photos and footage, Csalog, his friends, and his colleagues talk about his family background, his Catholic upbringing, his friends, his loves, his writing career in the 1960s, his activities as an ethnographer, sociologist, opposition samizdat writer, the years he spent outside the mainstream, the majesty of the view from below, and his political and civil rights activities after the 1989–1990 regime change in Hungary

Director: István Jávor, portrait film, 1999, 105 min.

After the screening, Zsolt Zádori will moderate a discussion with the director and Csalog’s former colleagues. His guests include István Jávor, film director; Gábor Havas, sociologist, and participant in the 1971 Kemény István Roma Research; Péter Szuhay, cultural anthropologist and former staff member of the Roma Collection of the Ethnographic Museum.

The film screening is part of the Csalog25 - Remembering Zsolt Csalog commemorative event co-organized by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, October 10-14, 2022.


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