Most Unwelcome. Film Sociography 1997-2002
It is problematic to be a Gipsy in Hungary. It is no good to be a Gipsy in Tiszavasvari either, even though everything is different than it was before. This small town has been paying the price for their protest and striving to atone since the demonstration in 1997. How far had they come by the autumn of 2002? How far had they get in Hungary in five years? And how can you carry on? How can you go on to Europe?
A Fiery Autumn in the Cold War - Hungary in 1956
This film offers a gap-filling summary by presenting the history of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in a world political context. It considers the development of a normality after the Second World War, the characteristics of the Cold War period, and the antecedents of the Hungarian Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe and at home. It uses contemporary documents to present the foreign reactions to the events and failure of the revolution, and the political considerations and behaviour of the Great Powers. It covers the exodus that followed the revolution and the human cost of the reprisals on those who stayed behind.The visual material in this informative historical documentary has been greatly enriched by the use of clips from recently rediscovered contemporary film reports from American, French, English, German and Russian archives.
Judit Kóthy (b. 1950)After studying at the Faculty of Humanities of Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest, she graduated in Latin and Ethnography in 1973. She was a research fellow with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Ethnography Research Group in 1973–80. Her diploma in film and television production was obtained at the Budapest College of Drama and Cinema in 1986. She worked for Hungarian Television from 1970 to 2001, successively as a trainee, an editor-reporter and a producer. She has been a freelance film director and lecturer since 2002.
Joint film productions:1995–7 Oil, oil, oil! 1-2. documentary; research and story editor: Judit Topits; director: Judit Kóthy.2001 Oil, oil, oil! 3-4. documentary; research and story editor: Judit Topits; director: Judit Kóthy. 2002 Hear It or Not. A Portrait of Jakab Orsós; documentary; directors: Judit Kóthy and Judit Topits.2002 How We Live(d) at the Turn of the Century. Bodily Hygiene; short documentary film; Story editor: Judit Topits; director: Judit Kóthy.2003 Most Unwelcome. Film Sociography 1997–2002; writer and story editor: Judit Topits; director: Judit Kóthy.2006 A Fiery Autumn in the Cold War—Hungary in 1956; documentary; directors: Judit Kóthy and Judit Topits.2007 Oil, oil, oil! 5-8.; documentary; research and story editor: Judit Topits; director: Judit Kóthy.2010 The GREAT LINE. Hungarians in the construction of the Orenburg gas pipeline 1975–79; documentary; directors: Judit Kóthy and Judit Topits.