The Story of the Hungarian 56ers
A film by Sally Gati

Consulate of the Hungarian Republic in New York, Sat., Oct. 23, 2004
KCSM Public Television, Thurs., Oct. 23, 2003 11 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 25, 2003 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 27, 2003 4 a.m.
Thurs.. Oct. 30, 2003 at 12 a.m.

DUNA TV - Budapest, Hungary Thurs., October 23, 2003
American Folklore Society -- Sat., Oct. 11, 2003 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amer. Hungarian Educators Asso. -- Thurs., April 24, 2003 Columbia University
California Folklore Society -- Sat. April 12. 2003 -- Sacramento, California

EAtv Channel 27 CCSF -- Tues., January 28, 2003 at 8 p.m. -- San Francisco
City College of San Francisco -- Thurs., Nov.14, 2002 7-9 p.m. Library #304

STARTING OVER IN AMERICA The Story of the Hungarian 56ers
is a documentary about the Hungarian refugees who came to this country following their failed 1956 Revolution. Very personal stories make the historical events understandable and make concrete the ideas of Oppression, Communism, Revolution, Immigration, Assimilation, Freedom, and Democracy.

We hear men and women relate their experiences of living under the Communists and the Secret Police. We see footage of students and workers demonstrating against the repressive system and their subsequent futile fight against the Russian tanks. They tell how they escaped into Austria, crossed the Atlantic, struggled to adjust to American culture, and ultimately assimilated -- making this country their home.

200,000 refugees left Hungary; 40,000 came to the United States; and 15 help us imagine what it was like. These funny, sad, and uplifting immigrant stories have the power to reawaken in us what is possible in America.

If you want to know more about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, click on the picture.
If you want to know more about the participants in this film, the 56ers in America, click on the picture.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Sally Gati.