Fly Bird Fly

The Hungarian Dance House Story

Director: Simon Broughton


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  • event type:WOMEX 20 Film Library
  • date:15 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
  • time:12:00 - 00:00
  • venue:Online
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


This film was available to stream from 15 - 25 October 2020 for all WOMEX 20 Digital Participants.

Directed by Simon Broughton
60 mins | Hungary, 2020 | English with English subtitles

The story of the Hungarian folk revival, which started in the 1970s, and its continuing legacy today. It was the only grassroots musical movement in the Eastern Bloc. Why did it happen, and how did rural peasant music become a significant movement in the city? And the surprisingly subversive role of folk music in regime change. History, politics and music featuring the leading characters of the Hungarian dance house scene, filmed in Budapest, Warsaw and Transylvanian villages and more feature in this eye-opening film.

Simon Broughton is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and multi-camera OB director. His BBC Proms broadcasts have included the Missa Solemnis with John Eliot Gardiner and Sir Colin Davis, Handel Coronation Anthems with The Sixteen and Beethoven's 9th with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. He is also editor of Songlines, the leading world music magazine published since 1999.

Produced by Music Hungary, Hagyomanyok Haza, NMHH
Producer Endre Liber
Director of Photography Gergo Somogyvari
Sound Mark Restuccia
Editor Ian Merrylees
Film Contact Simon Broughton

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