Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary, organized yearly since 2004. The program of this years' “Pécsi Verzió” seeks to trigger critical thinking by offering samples of very global and very local issues. We have prepared 9 films from around the World, including Pécs. All the films are screened in their original languages with English and Hungarian subtitles. You are welcome to join for a reduced price of 500HUF per movie. We'd be happy to see you around. Here’s a look at what we’ve got:
11:17. Thursday 18:00
Romanian documentary, 33 min, 2016
Director: Püsök Botond
IN HUNGARIAN, WITH ENGLISH SUBS
She was kidnapped, forced to marry, then saved by her husband: a Transylvanian Roma girl tells about her life and love while preparing to give birth.
11:17. Thursday 18:45
Thy Father's Chair
Spanish-Italian-American documentary, 72 min, 2015
Directed by Antonio Tibaldi
IN ENGLISH, WITH ENGLISH & HUNGARIAN SUBS
Under the threat of losing their home, two Orthodox twin brothers must accept the intervention of some strangers that will push them to dig into their memories.
11:17. Thursday 20:00
German-Polish-Ukrainian documentary, 80 min, 2015
Director: Roman Bondarchuk
IN UKRAINIAN, WITH ENGLISH & HUNGARIAN SUBS
A tragicomic portrait of a two-man team of sheris in a remote Ukrainian village disturbed by everyday incidents and political developments.
11.18. Friday 17:00
If God Almighty Doesn’t Help
Hungarian documentary from Pécs, 45 min, 2016
Director: Norbert Molvay
IN HUNGARIAN, WITH ENGLISH & HUNGARIAN SUBS
A 56 year old hungarian locksmith from Pécs is thinking about taking language courses and trying to get a job abroad in the EU.
11.18. Friday 18:00
English-Inuit-Tuvalu documentary, 96 min, 2014
Directed by Matthias von Gunten
IN TUVALUAN AND ENGLISH, WITH ENGLISH & HUNGARIAN SUBS
When the ice melts in Thule, Tuvalu drowns in the ocean. A touching portrait of people whose joint fates are intimately linked though they live at two completely distant corners of the world.
20:00 Friday 18.11.16
German-Swiss-Iranian documentary, 91 min, 2015
Director: Mag Rokhsareh Ghaem Hami
IN FARSI AND DARI, WITH ENGLISH & HUNGARIAN SUBS
After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.
17:00 Saturday 19.11.16
German-Dutch-Cuban documentary, 86 min, 2016
Director: Daniel Abma
IN SPANISH AND DUTCH, WITH ENGLISH & HUNGARIAN SUBS
In Havana, transsexuals Odette, Juani and Malú wait for genital surgery - performed by European top surgeons and organized by the president's daughter, Mariela Castro. Castro is leading a sexual revolution combined with classic state socialism. New possibilities face old problems: will Cuban trans people find happiness despite intolerance, poverty and prostitution?
18:30 Saturday 19.11.16
Ik ben Alice
Dutch documentary, 80 min, 2015
Director: Sander Burger
IN DUTCH, WITH ENGLISH & HUNGARIAN SUBS
In order to meet future care demands for elderly who are lonely and suffering from dementia, carebot Alice has been developed.
20:00 Saturday 19.11.16
German documentary, 74 min, 2014
Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
IN GERMAN, WITH ENGLISH & HUNGARIAN SUBS
Four asylum seekers’ hope for a new life in Germany sharply collides with the bureaucratic decision-making process.
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