CEU Presents Student Documentary Films

CEU hosted a special screening on May 28 featuring the exceptional work of CEU students. The documentary films were produced by students in courses in the new Visual Theory and Practice Advanced Certificate program, supported by CEU Library's Mirabaud Media Lab. The two-hour screening is open to the public and will be followed by a reception with the filmmakers. 

 This installment includes films from the Historical Narratives and the Moving Image course, as well as the Documentary for Social Change course running for the first time. The films include: 

School for Public Policy Applied Policy Lab Project 

Citizens, assemble! Deliberative mini publics in 3 minutes - Exploring mini publics and how they help governments incorporate citizens' opinions into decision making. 

Documentary for Social Change 

#Ask_Me_About_Yemen - A documentary of a campaign to raise awareness about one of the worst humanitarian crisis happening in our modern history.

#YouandMe - Everyday, people experience harassment in many different ways. 

DIA - Learning to Care | Caring to Learn - What does active citizenship look like on a personal level? How can one teach young people to care?

Fit - The story of Suhanj! Fitness: an integrative fitness center in Budapest, Hungary, that is bringing together the disabled and non-disabled through fitness.

Inside/Outsider - Inside-Outsider explores the dual exclusion of the Roma LGBTQI community in Hungary through the story of Dezső Máté, a scholar and activist.

Project Menedek- In the run-up to last month's election, the Hungarian government launched a coordinated campaign targeting refugees and migrants - this film looks at a local NGO struggling to stay open.

Radical Acts of Kindness - Radical Acts of Kindness tells a story of the small civic organization which tries to solve a big problem of homlessness in Budapest with the help of bikes and kind people 

Historical Narratives and The Moving Image: Theory and Practice 
The Final Exile - Exiled throughout his life, Lukács faces removal once more in death: an exile from memory. 

Relations to the Statue - A daughter tells the story of her mother: the model of the famous Budapest monument, Liberty Statue 

Sound, Walk with Me - Sound, Walk with Me is a film about the intimate relationship of a Hungarian artist, Marci, and the industrial sounds of Budapest

The Story of Vera - A memoir of the Second World War experienced as a child in Budapest

Open Source Evidence - This film takes the viewer through the open-source investigation process to verify the April 4, 2017 attack on Khan Sheikhoun, an incident in the Syrian conflict, using videos and posts uploaded to social media.

Creatures of Light - What happens when puppets turn into lanterns and lanterns turn into puppets

Queuing for Change - On the 30th anniversary of the first McDonald’s in Hungary, its first clients reflect on their memories of system change and hamburgers.

This screening was sponsored by CEU Library, the Visual Studies Platform, and the Department of History. 

Visual Studies Platform (VSP) is a cross-disciplinary initiative designed to explore and propose innovative approaches to research and teaching visual imagery in the digital century. Powered by the CEU Humanities Initiative.