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Torn from the Flag: A Film by Klaudia Kovacs (2007)

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A sociopolitical historical documentary-thriller about the international decline of communism and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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A sociopolitical historical documentary-thriller about the international decline of communism and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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The significant global effects of the Hungarian revolution of 1956

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In 2010, Filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs, was the first person in the United States to organize a fundraiser for the victims of the Red Sludge Toxic Spill in Hungary. According to the Washington Times, "this disaster was nearly as great as the Gulf of Mexico oil spill." By screening her film, Torn from the Flag, she raised half a million forints (Hungarian currency) in one evening. See more »

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Informational and inspirational documentary
17 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For anyone who doubts the evil barbarity of communism they should see Torn from the Flag, an excellent documentary that begins with the defeat of Nazi Fascism, the initial euphoria of Soviet "liberation", followed by the brutal oppression of the Hungarian people which led to the primary focus of the film the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The film uses "never- before-seen-in-the west" footage filmed during the 1956 revolution by award winning cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond. From my knowledge and reading of history, the documentary is historically correct and the writers took great pains to interview a wide spectrum of diplomats, freedom fighters, Russian and Hungarian soldiers, members of the police and AVO. They weave the testimonies, the actual footage and archival material into an accurate portrayal of history. The documentary runs for 91 minutes and is scored with 80 minutes of music. I highly recommend it to all.


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