Past event

The Free University Online Screening and Q&A with Directors - Free of charge

Imagine waking up as an 'enemy of the people'. This was the reality waiting for students and staff of Central European University (CEU) as a coordinated legal and media apparatus began to demonise and eventually criminalise the Hungarian-American institution.

The Free University follows students of CEU as they struggle against their exile by an increasingly authoritarian government, and documents their stories in a backsliding democracy and the consequences of democratic 'red lines' being crossed with impunity.

The screening is followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Jonathan Hunter and Lucie Janotovř, who will be discussing the role of documentary films in the fight for academic freedom, hosted by Lucy Szemetovř (PGR student, Department of Film Studies).

Book your ticket on the Byre website.

The Teams Link for the screening and for the discussion will be provided.