Democracy Noir

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In Connie Field’s unsettling film, a journalist, a politician and activist fight to highlight the infringement of democratic rights in Hungary.
Field’s film may focus on how Viktor Orbán used a free and democratic election to install authoritarian rule, but it also makes clear that such practices do not stop at Hungary’s border. Through the activism of its three subjects, Democracy Noir details how unchecked power can quickly remove rights that were once taken for granted. It shows the women coming to terms with their country’s unravelling social and cultural landscape and their experiences are a cautionary tale for the rest of the world. As much as it is an exploration of their courage and resistance, Democracy Noir is also a timely lesson on how the rise of autocratic politicians around the world, and an increasingly emboldened far right politic, pose dire consequences for us all.

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Democracy Noir + Q&A
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Curzon - Screen 2
Q&A with director Connie Field.
Democracy Noir + Q&A
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The Light - Screen 9
Q&A with director Connie Field.

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