Join Us for DC Film Premiere of “Condemned to Live”
Come See The DC Film Premiere of “Condemned to Live”:
CONDEMNED TO LIVE documents the lives of four Hungarian dissidents committed to ending communist oppression. In October 1956, the world watched as the Hungarian people rose up to expel the Soviets from their country. But the Revolution failed and many of its leaders were sentenced to prison to suffer and die.
In this new documentary, four survivors of one of Hungary’s most infamous prisons, Kisfogház, share their accounts of imprisonment with the world. They watched as their friends were executed in the courtyard, learned secret codes to communicate with one another, and resisted their captors in any way they could. But they survived—as one of the dissidents puts it, they were “condemned to live… condemned to remember.”
On this 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, we invite you to join in celebrating the resilience of the human spirit and commemorating those who lost their lives to communism in Hungary. Without the stories of survivors like these, we can never do justice to all of communism’s victims.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Máté Vincze and Noémi Szakonyi, who through their work are deeply committed to finding innovative ways to preserve the stories of the victims of communism.