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  • Fragment uitTorn From The Flag
Endre Hules & Klaudia Kovacs, 2017 90 minutes USA English, Russian, Italian, Hungarian 21 February 2018 English

Documentary about the nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic in 1956.

In 1956, Hungary was a nation of ten million people that lived under the thumb of the communist Soviet Union, a powerful country twenty times its size. For thirteen days in 1956, however, Hungarians revolted against communist rule. What first looked like a major victory, however, quickly turned into a terrible tragedy when Soviet troops and tanks were dispatched to violently crush the revolution. The uprising, its subsequent brutal repression and the resulting exodus of citizens to the west had a profound international impact, with reverberations that can still be felt today.

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