Press Room

Planet of Snail
Posted: 22/March/2013

A love story like no other - a disabled couple with a unique sense of touch. IDFA Best Feature Documentary 2011, Best World Feature at Silverdocs 2012

Recordings of Miklós Szabó's Lectures Donated to OSA
Posted: 20/March/2013
Materials include digitized audio recordings and edited transcripts of lectures by the late historian and prominent liberal politician Miklós Szabó delivered at sessions of the illegal "flying university" in Szeged in 1983.
Nostalgia for the Light
Posted: 15/March/2013

Chilean desert, the starry sky above, and the bones of the opponents of the Pinochet regime below. Legendary documentarist Patricio Guzmán explores the boundaries of the cosmos and the human microcosm. Cannes Film Festival, 2010.

Petőfi '73
Posted: 08/March/2013

OSA commemorates the 190th anniversary of poet Sándor Petőfi's birth, the 165th anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution and the 45th anniversary of the 1968 student movements by screening Ferenc Kardos' iconic film Petőfi '73.

Winter, Go Away!
Posted: 07/March/2013

A humorous and insightful chronicle of the winter 2011 protests in Moscow, filmed by ten young graduates of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov's Documentary Filmmaking and Theater School.

Noah's Canoe
Posted: 03/March/2013

The story of Noah's journey as he moves from a difficult past into a healing future, finding his place as a man in a family of his own.

The Media Dimension of Samizdat
Posted: 27/February/2013

Public lecture by Sabine Hänsgen on the media dimension of Soviet samizdat after Stalin's death

Pit No. 8
Posted: 21/February/2013

Cold, hungry, out of work? Dig a hole in your backyard and mine some coal. Ukrainian know-how for a post-industrial society.

Toilet Paper, X-rays and Other Aspects and Dimensions of Samizdat
Posted: 19/February/2013

Public lecture by Tomáš Glanc on forms of samizdat production, consumption and exchange.

5 Broken Cameras
Posted: 18/February/2013

A family saga with 4 children, 5 broken cameras, and countless burnt olive trees. A first-person story of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village.

Doni tükör
Posted: 11/February/2013

OSA Archivum cordially invites you to the public screening of Péter Erdélyi’s documentary Doni tükör (Don Mirror) and the following discussion. The screening takes place in conjunction with our exhibition Don – A Tragedy and its Afterlives.

Mark Palmer, 1941-2013
Posted: 01/February/2013
OSA Archivum marks the passing of Mark Palmer, former US ambassador to Hungary 1986-1990, by recalling his efforts to promote the democratic transformations in Hungary and the region. On this occasion, we publish several archival documents relating to his direct involvement in the political processes of the late 1980s.
Ildikó Barna, Andrea Pető - Political Jurisdiction in Budapest after WWII
Posted: 30/January/2013

OSA Archivum cordially invites you to the launch of Ildikó Barna and Andrea Pető’s book on the controversial topic of post-World War II Hungarian jurisdiction, A politikai igazságszolgáltatás a II. világháború utáni Budapesten (Political Jurisdiction in Budapest after World War II), published by Gondolat in 2012. The book is an attempt at an unbiased and objective description of the “people’s tribunal process” and how the people's courts worked.

Information Items Digitized
Posted: 28/January/2013
Our digital collection of Information Items comprises over 70,000 anonymized interviews with defectors and travelers from countries behind the Iron Curtain, conducted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty staff members in the Radios' field offices in the period 1951-1957.
OSA Acquires the Archives of the Foundation for the Support of European Intellec
Posted: 14/January/2013
OSA acquires FEIE materials relating to aid and financial support for scientists and intellectuals who worked under oppressive regimes in Eastern Europe, Spain, and Portugal.
Don - A Tragedy and Its Afterlives
Posted: 10/January/2013
Featuring contemporary press clippings and memoires, posters, original photographs, radio broadcasts and films, the exhibition reconstructs the destruction of the Second Hungarian Army by the Don River in January 1943. It also reflects on the interpretations of this expedition in the various political regimes and its place in the historical memory in Hungary after WWII.
Kántor Péter: A bolgár királynő
Posted: 06/December/2012

On December 21, 2012, the first day of winter, Osa Archivum will organize a Manuscript A(u)ction in Galeria Centralis in cooperation with Sziget Kulturális Szervező Iroda, Magvető Könyvkiadó and Summa Artium.

Posted: 19/November/2012
The exhibiton features the two winning proposals, a short animation and a painting exercise submitted for the art competition Two Months - Two Sheets - To Doubt.
9th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest
Posted: 29/October/2012
The 2012 edition of the Verzio Film Festival brings to Budapest recent documentary films on a variety of topics ranging from Chilean political prisoners to Russian anarchist artists, and from mass demonstrations in Egypt to Paraguayan LGBTQ.
Posted: 25/October/2012

This one-day workshop brings together archives and library professionals and data management experts to share best practices and knowledge in the field of digitizing cultural heritage collections in non-state institutions in Central Europe.

Posted: 20/October/2012

The workshop brings together theater experts and scholars to discuss problems of documentary representations of the recent past in contemporary theater.

Two Months – Two Sheets – To Doubt
Posted: 02/October/2012
In this art competition artist are invited to submit proposals on how to make use of two large white boards that remained in Galeria Centralis after the exhibition On the Ground 1989-94.
Posted: 20/September/2012

Series of events aimed at adding more context to Rodolf Hervé's exhibition, with the participation of former friends, performers and fellow artists, as well as historians and art historians.

On the Ground 1989-94
Posted: 23/August/2012
An exhibition of Rodolf Hervé's work on documenting the underground culture and the ongoing social transformation in Budapest, including video recordings and photos shot between 1990 and 1994.
"Who Can Erase the Traces?"
Posted: 03/July/2012

Participants in this panel discussion will elaborate on the role of archives and archival activism in the protection and promotion of human rights.

Posted: 29/June/2012
OSA TV presents a new compilation of archival footage from the collections of the Black Box Foundation on the cultural life of the early transition years from communism to democracy in Hungary.
Kádár 100 – In His Own Words
Posted: 23/May/2012
Based on almost exclusively archival sources, the exhibiton features the life and career of the former Communist Party Secretary János Kádár, who for many, is still a living memory – and a highly controversial historical personality.
Chachipe Map Contest Winners Announced
Posted: 21/May/2012
Nine photos out of 1,117 were announced winners by the international jury of the Chachipe Map photography contest, which was organized for countries participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 200-2015.
Posted: 23/April/2012
The collection contains video documentation of the underground art scene and episodes of everyday life in Budapest, as seen by a foreign artist who witnessed the period of the great political and cultural transformations from 1989 to 1994.
Posted: 06/April/2012
The interviews come from the "European Spirit and Totalitarianism" research project, conducted between 2004 and 2010 by the Institute of Philosophy of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Debrecen and by Vulgo Research Group at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.