Event Title

Innocent Victims and Schoolgirl Warriors: A Child Witness's Account of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

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About the Lecturer: Professor Peter Hargitai will show a documentary-short entitled “Daughter of the Revolution” (10-minutes) about a child-witness to the bloody Hungarian Revolution of 1956. In the film, Hargitai and his adult son revisit his turbulent past, but ultimately the film pays tribute to the brave women, some as young as 14, who had taken their fight to the streets of Budapest. Animated scenes from his 2006 novel, bearing the same title, are weaved into the narrative to bring history to life. After viewing the film Professor Hargitai will contrast the lure of “armchair” Marxism at American universities with the realities of living and fighting for freedom under Communism.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

1-11-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

1-11-2017 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Hungarian Revolution 1956, Communism, Marxism

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This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Nov 1st, 12:00 PM Nov 1st, 1:20 PM

Innocent Victims and Schoolgirl Warriors: A Child Witness's Account of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Fairhaven College Auditorium

About the Lecturer: Professor Peter Hargitai will show a documentary-short entitled “Daughter of the Revolution” (10-minutes) about a child-witness to the bloody Hungarian Revolution of 1956. In the film, Hargitai and his adult son revisit his turbulent past, but ultimately the film pays tribute to the brave women, some as young as 14, who had taken their fight to the streets of Budapest. Animated scenes from his 2006 novel, bearing the same title, are weaved into the narrative to bring history to life. After viewing the film Professor Hargitai will contrast the lure of “armchair” Marxism at American universities with the realities of living and fighting for freedom under Communism.