PAREVO International Documentary Festival in Warsaw
25-26 April 2013, Warsaw, Poland
The 2013 edition of the International Documentary Festival took place on 25-26 of April in the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Warsaw. The festival, which was previously held in Budapest (Hungary) and Trnava (Slovakia), examines the events of 1956, 1968, 1970 and 1989 in Central-Eastern Europe.
During the festival, ten documentaries from Hungary, Slovakia and Poland were screened. The documentaries compared the "parallel revolutions", revealing the ambiguity of the events, their different causes, courses, tempo and subsequent reception.
The PAREVO project aims to use films as an educational tool; each screening is accompanied by introductions by historians and discussions with a panel of experts. A discussion about the role of documentaries in historical education took place, involving Dr Łukasz Kamiński (Polish Institute of National Remembrance), Eszter Zsófia Tóth (Hungarian National Archive) and Ernő Nagy (Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest).Original website of the PAREVO festival