Festival of Hope 2 / 1 March 2021


Festival of Hope 2

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In Budapest, the group #FreeSZFE is fighting for the independence of artistic teaching from the cultural nationalist policies of the Orbán government. The University of Theater and Film Arts (SZFE) Budapest has been occupied by students since the democratically elected bodies of the university were stripped of their power by a state-appointed commission in late summer 2020.
Teachers and students who left the university due to the new leadership currently established the #freeszfe association: freeszfe.hu/tamogatas/

The project was first published on FERAL TV. FERAL TV is a series of commissioned works representing current political and educational struggles through the means of video.


Society of Hungarian Authors (Szépírók Társasága)

The Society was established in 1997 to promote contemporary literature and democratic cultural policies. Its almost 400 members include some of the internationally most acclaimed Hungarian writers as well as cultural journalists and cultural managers from across Hungary, and also writers and critics of the Hungarian minorities and diasporas, along with international translators and scholars of Hungarian literature.