"Screening Soviet Nationalities: Kulturfilms from the Far North to Central Asia" (I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2017), by Blinken OSA Research Fellow and CEU alumna (HIST) explores how filmmakers sought to create a cinematic map of the new state by portraying its land and peoples on screen i
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives has released its 2015 Annual Report in a new digital format, with an in-depth view of the archives' diverse activities. Year 2015 was marked with significant changes in the life of OSA as the institution was renamed following the pledge of generous donation by Vera and Donald Blinken.
The 13th edition of Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organized with the support of Blinken OSA Archivum November 8-13 showcased 62 films from 37 countries in four cinemas. The festival attracted over 5,000 viewers. Within the framework of the festival and with the support of CEU’s Visual Studies Platform (VSP), DocLab production workshop “The Roads to Integration” took place at the new CEU Mirabaud Media Lab.
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives launched its new website on the 1956 Hungarian refugees in the United States today. The website contains still unexplored or lesser known material, including text documents and photographs, from the archive of the International Rescue Committee at the Hoover Institution and the relevant collections of the National Archives and Records Administration of the US.
Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 with a series of major public events including competitions for students and teachers.
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) presents an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced by RFE/RL Russian Service during the last half a century.
Some Music, Something Else…
Winners of the music competition, launched by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and Intermezzo Foundation for talented young Hungarian composers, were presented their awards on April 21 at the Finissage and Awards Gala of the exhibition, Some kind of Opposition, curated by Axel Braun. This event also the premiered winning pieces performed by the students of the Hungarian Academy of Music.
Some Kind of Opposition is an exhibition by Axel Braun based on films by Adam Csillag and Fekete Doboz slated for March 11- May 1, 2016 at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives. The opening event will take place March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Archives' Galeria Centralis with remarks by Istvan Rev, director of the Archives and Katalin Timar of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art.
For more information, see www.somekindofopposition.org