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The Danube Exodus

The Danube Exodus (Hungary)

Directed by:
Péter Forgács
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Synopsis:

The Danube Exodus documents the Jewish exodus from Slovakia just before the beginning of World War II. In two boats, a group of nine hundred Slovak and Austrian Jews tried to reach the Black Sea via the river Danube, in order to get to Palestine from there. Péter Forgács based his film on the amateur films of Nándor Andrásovits, the captain of one of the boats.

Festivals
IDFA 1998, Viennale 1999, Krakow 1999, Thessaloniki 2000, One World 2000

Awards
Documentary Grand Prize, Silver Dragon Award, FIPRESCI Award - Krakow 1999
 

 

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