Film, Photo and Sound Collections

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 57 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...
Virtual Film Strip Museum
Online available children’s stories, educational and political propaganda filmstrips from the Cold War era.
Paranoia Archive
Educational films for civilians about what to do in case of atomic, biological and chemical warfare.
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.
The Audiovisual History of the first 15 Years of the Central European University - (203-13-1)
The First Fifteen Years of the Central European University in Budapest told in recordings of ceremonies, conferences, interviews.
Radio Free Europe Russian Language Broadcast - (297-0-1)
Over 10 thousand hours of broadcasts of Radio Liberty spanning from Stalin’s death to the emergence of new Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, from politics...
RFE Propaganda Photos - (300-1-8)
Over 900 photos of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's activities, mostly from after the 1971 scandal threatening with closure. Propaganda and exhaustive...
Photographs of the 1956 Revolution in Hungary - (300-40-16)
Photographs from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Hungarian Desk taken by Hungarian and Western photo journalists in Hungary during the revolution of 1956 with...
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",...
Soviet Samizdat in the Radio Liberty
The Soviet reality on samizdat sound recordings: accounts of forced labor camps, psychiatric hospital for dissidents, repression of religious adherents.
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,...
Oppositional Roundtable: The Starting Block of the Regime Change in Hungary - (305-0-5)
121 hours of raw uncut video of the Opposition Roundtable negotiations held in 1989, the last year of the crumbling communist system. Black Box crew recorded most...
Roma Behind the Camera - (305-0-6)
Hungary in the early 2000s through the eyes of young Roma: poverty, discrimination, abuse, homelessness, with an occasional glimpse of hope.
1989 Regime Change in the Hungarian Television - (305-0-7)
1989 - the year of the regime change in Hungary in the news and political talk shows of the Hungarian Television.
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'...