Student Union / Gólyatábor (2016) by György Mór Kárpáti
a short film by György Mór Kárpáti
official selection @ Slamdance 2017
best short film prize @ Zagreb Film Festival
The return journey on a train from a freshman summer camp, where 18-year-old Dora has just been sexually abused. Now the president of the students’ union wants to talk with her.
In Hungary, the students’ union of each university organises a summer camp for their freshman students just before the beginning of their first semester. Many cases of sexual violence having taken place in these camps have recently come to light, as well as the fact that they were systematically covered up by the unions. Our film is inspired by these true events. The behaviour of the leaders of the students’ unions correlates with contemporary Hungarian politics – and these kids are the next generation of politicians.