Screening: Szabad Egyetem/ The Free University
“Szabad Egyetem/ The Free University” is coming to Berlin!
We are excited to invite you to the Berlin screening of the documentary “Szabad Egyetem/ The Free University” at the beautiful P.A.N.D.A. Kulturplattform! The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers led by Marleen Bornat (CEU Graduate) and a reception.
Join us on Saturday, October 12th, at 4 p.m.
About the Film:
Szabad Egyetem/ The Free University
(Documentary, 55 min, English)
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 in Budapest. Szabad Egyetem/ The Free University follows students of CEU as they struggle against their exile by an authoritarian government. In creating their “free university” in front of the Hungarian parliament, they attempt to reignite Hungarian civil society and show what is being lost in this backsliding democracy.
This event is possible thanks to the kind support from Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery and the 17th International MitOst Festival.