THE FREE UNIVERSITY
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|
|directed by:||Jonathan Hunter|
|cinematography by:||Jonathan Hunter, Ifra Asad, Lucie Janotová|
|film editing:||Jonathan Hunter, Lucie Janotová, Adam Hushedgyi|
|producer:||Mackenzie Nelson, Lucie Janotová|