The Kingdom of Silence
Director: Róbert Lakatos
How important could a camera be to a ten-year-old child in the Land of Silence? Because thoughts are very difficult to express using sign language. This film is about experiences and emotions.
The Lime of the Pilis Hills
Director: József Szőnyi
Pilisszántó is the home of the "Tóth" (Slovakian) lime-burners. This is a craft that cannot be taught at school, it can only be inherited! This film shows the process of lime burning as it really happens.
Yao Prong - Feast for the Helpig Spirit
Director: Gábor Vargyas
In December 1989, after a year-and-a-half long fieldwork in central Vietnam, anthropologist Gábor Vargyas documented a 24-hour-long shamanic ritual on video in a Bru village. The film was edited of the footage originally meant to be research material.
"At the Feet of Castle Regéc..."
Director: Nóra Ruszkai
In summer 1999, a team of seven researchers from the Cultural and Visual Anthropology Department of Miskolc University embarked on a complex four-year culture research project in the small mountain village of Regéc. During the excavation of the castle, the usually insular, slightly suspicious locals started telling the stories of their grandparents and great grandparents. This film undertook to record in moving pictures the sayings connected to the castle and the fairy-tale-like stories that occupy such an important place in the cultural memory of the people of Regéc.
Director: Diana Groó
"In Hungary I'm a Jew, in Israel I'd rather be a Hungarian." Jews in their twenties and thirties talk about their identity, and the search for their roots.
"And now I am here"
Director: Attila Moharos
Levente Fülöp shares the fate of child slaves. His parents are alcoholics, his brothers sent him to the orphanage, but he is "free." Here peasant work is familiar and eternal, the ingrained movements and sayings archaically clean, the landscape immovably stunning. Time stands still, for our hero too, who has become a child slave in Europe at the end of the millennium.
The Living Spirit
Director: Dávid Somfai Kara - András H. Kollmann
In the Central Asian Kirgistan, elements of Islam and Shamanism are inseparably intertwined and mixed. The film is set against a background of the Soviet legacy, Islam and Shamanism, using the tools of cultural anthropology and linguistics.
End of Carnival
Director: Erika Karácsony M. - László Barabás
The film documents some of the still existing carnival traditions in Transylvania.
Stories of Success I-II.
Director: Edit Kőszegi, Péter Szuhay
Dandelion and clove picking, basket weaving, wattle brick building, poultry plucking, animal taming, rummaging in garbage, tobacco growing... Two times six stories, showing the traditional and new means of subsistence of twelve Gypsy families.