Film Catalog

The over 10.000 hours of film and video collections at Blinken OSA come from various sources: individual donors, independent media groups, human rights organizations and private archives, while others were created by the OSA. The Film Catalog highlights 38 moving image collections with individual curatorial introductions. The Film Catalog, thus, is an alternative, media-specific entry point to OSA’s collections which supplements the main Catalog. By creating it, we hoped to assist researchers in locating and exploring our unique documentary, propaganda, fiction and television film collections.
Film Library -
An exceptionally broad range of documentary, propaganda and fiction films in almost 100 languages about the Cold War, Communism, international human rights abuses...
Open Society Foundations - Hungary - (13-3-1)
A range of recordings offering insights into the Soros Foundation Hungary's varied activities during the first post-Communist decade.
Soviet and Russian Television Monitoring - (300-81-9)
Watch Soviet and Russian TV footage of events and conflicts leading up to and following the collapse of the USSR: Gorbachev's leadership and "perestroika",...
IHRLI Video Materials on the Former Yugoslav Wars - (304-0-16)
Over 250 news reports, broadcasts, documentary and propaganda films focusing on atrocities committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia (1990-1995), produced...
IHRLI Sound Recordings on the Former Yugoslav Wars - (304-0-17)
Live audio recordings of fact-finding missions conducted 1991-1993 during the wars in Bosnia and Croatia, focusing on exhumations and forensic examinations, and...
Logs to regime change videos in Hungary 1988-1996 - (305-0-1)
To keep track and document the raw footage they filmed, Fekete Doboz Alapítvány (Black Box Foundation) crews created script lists in hand.
Black Box Documentary Films - (305-0-2)
Fekete Doboz Alapítvány (Black Box Foundation), was established in 1988, as the first independent media group in Communist Hungary. Since then, Black Box has both...
Videos on regime change in Hungary 1988-1996 - (305-0-3)
Over three thousand hours of raw, unedited video footage was created by the independent media group Fekete Doboz (Black Box)  in the years of the regime...
RFE/RL History Interviews - (305-0-4)
Almost 100 hours of interviews focusing on the history and perception of RFE/RL broadcasts with former senior radio staff, as well as leading intellectuals,...
Videos of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution - (306-0-4)
Newsreels, propaganda and fiction films on the 1956 Revolution in Hungary spanning a period of four decades, from state representations of the 'counter-revolution'...
Serbian Opposition TV of the Mid-1990s - (307-0-2)
A wide range of independent Serbian TV programs critical of the Milošević regime, broadcast 1993-1996, presenting opposition and dissident views on the wars and...
Serbian Television Monitoring - (308-0-2)
Serbian state TV presents politics after Dayton: news, documentaries and features 1996-1999.
Bosnian-Herzegovinan Television Monitoring - (309-0-2)
Bosnian-Herzegovinan state TV presents politics after Dayton: news, documentaries and features 1996-1999.
Croatian Television Monitoring - (310-0-2)
Croatian state TV presents politics after Dayton: news, documentaries and features 1996-1998.
Miklós Kun's Interviews with Soviet Public Figures - (314-0-2)
Former Soviet dissidents, high-level Party functionaries and their relatives talk to the Hungarian Kremlinologist Miklós Kun.
ICTY Videos - (319-0-2)
Complete proceedings of the ICTY trial of Duško Tadić, as well as recordings related to the Karadžić, Mladić and Blaškić trials.
Hungarian Home Movies - (320-1-2)
Hungary at home, at play, and revolting on the streets: amateur home movies documenting six decades, including rare footage of 1956.
Art Documentaries by Péter Forgács - (320-1-4)
The ordeals, personal stories and ambiguities of Hungarian and European twentieth-century history: documentary films directed by Péter Forgács incorporating...
Interviews on Chernobyl - (331-0-2)
Voices from "the zone": interviews with survivors of the Chernobyl disaster ten years after the fact.
Hungarian TV of the Transition Years - (339-2-1)
Two quasi-samizdat Hungarian television news series that strove for balanced coverage of the 1994 election campaigns during the first ‘media war’, and which also...