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THE FREE UNIVERSITY

by Jonathan Hunter

synopsis

Imagine waking up as an “enemy of the people.” This was the reality waiting for students and staff of Central European University (CEU) as a coordinated legal and media apparatus began to demonise and eventually criminalise the Hungarian-American institution. The film follows students of CEU as they struggle against their exile by an increasingly authoritarian government. We follow their stories in a backsliding democracy and the consequences of democratic “red lines” being crossed with impunity.

international title: The Free University
original title: Szabad Egyetem
country: Hungary
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Jonathan Hunter
co-director: Lucie Janotová
film run: 55'
cinematography by: Jonathan Hunter, Ifra Asad, Lucie Janotová
film editing: Jonathan Hunter, Lucie Janotová, Adam Hushedgyi
producer: Mackenzie Nelson, Lucie Janotová
production: Fahej Productions
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