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Vortex - Life in One of the Poorest Village in Hungary

Synopsis
Filmed over six months, in Hungarian with English subtitles, this documentary follows three families in the village of Told, one of the poorest villages in Hungary. Isolation, poverty and discrimination against Roma make it hard for them to live decent lives.
They face the threats of running out of food, their houses collapsing and their children being taken into care. Hope is hard to find and the children suffer as well as the adults. Solutions are not simple or easy and the local services struggle to find ways to help people out of their desperate plights.
Language
Hungarian
Country
Hungary
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2010
Notes
English subtitles.
Subjects
Social Studies; Geography
Keywords
Hungary; poverty; social conditions; social geography; social minorities; Roma

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£41.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
76 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

Hunnia Studio

Address
Hungary
Name

Open University

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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