Last November, the 17th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival reached a record number of viewers with its online edition. This year, from 15 February through 30 April, the Re:Verzió program is held online to highlight a selection of 15 award-winning documentaries, audience favorites and international masterpieces for viewers who may have missed them or would like to watch them again. Tickets for these films are free of charge, or can be purchased for a symbolic price. All ticket sale proceeds will be used to purchase the rights for I Am Greta, for educational purposes and film club screenings.
This year’s Re:Verzió selection includes Hungarian films like Ilona Gaal and Balázs Wizner's film Terminal Stage, the Audience Award-winning film of the 17th Verzió; and Give Me Shelter, which received the Best Hungarian Film prize in last year’s Hungarian Competition. The hugely successful opening film, 76 Days, will be also available. This Oscar-shortlisted documentary shows the first days of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. I Am Greta and Maddy the Model offer a glimpse into the unique life journeys of their young protagonists, while in It Takes a Family, the grandchild of Jewish Holocaust survivors realizes that the war never ended for her tormented family. Talking About Trees and The Earth Is Blue as an Orange demonstrate the special power of filmmaking. Ai Weiwei’s documentary, Vivos, provides lyrical insight into forced disappearances in Mexico and how they impact family members. Overseas and Freedom Fields tell the fate of women in distant societies, while The Wandering Chef takes spectators to the Korean Peninsula, in search of special ingredients. Eszter Hajdú's film, Tamás Barta - Hurry, Mom’s Waiting At Home can be seen along with the only animated documentary in the repertoire, Kostya Proletarsky, which sheds light on Russia’s drug policy. We Hold the Line, a documentary in which journalists at Rappler Online are the last sentinels in the worst days of the Duterte dictatorship in the Philippines, will also be shown.
These films are only available for streaming within Hungary. A limited number of tickets are available for each film. Tickets are free of charge, or at the symbolic price of 650 HUF. Hungarian subtitles are provided for all non-Hungarian-speaking films.
To check out the program in detail, visit the Re:Verzió page.
The next Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will be organized in November 2021. We look forward to receiving submissions until 31 May 2021 for the 18th VERZIÓ.
For further details, please read our call for entires.