Tuesday, May 9 @ 7:15PM @ The Neon (130 E 5th St., Dayton 45402)
2016 | 90 minutes | English, Hungarian, & German | Documentary Film
As vice president of Jobbik, Hungary's far-right extremist party, Csanad Szegedi regularly espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials. He was a founder of the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned militia inspired by the Arrow Cross, a pro-Nazi party complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews during WWII. Then came a revelation which transformed his life: Szegedi's maternal grandparents were revealed to be Jewish. His beloved grandmother? An Auschwitz survivor who had hidden her faith fearing further persecution. Keep Quiet depicts Szegedi's three year journey as he is guided by Rabbi Boruch Oberlander to embrace his newfound religion, forced to confront the painful truths of his family's past, and his own wrong doing. Is this astonishing transformation a process of genuine reparation and spiritual awakening or is Szengedi simply a desperate man with nowhere else to turn?
Film Sponsor: Dayton City Paper
Guest Speaker: Dave London
Having returned from a recent mission trip to Hungary, local Partnership2Gether chair, Dave London, shares his insights on the complexities and controversies of the situation surrounding Szegedi and Hungary's Jewish population.
Winner: 2016 Tribeca Film Festival - Official Selection
Nominated: 2016 Tribeca Film Festival - Best International Film
Season Pass: $75