HCLU Films Portfolio 2009

HCLU presents the results of its video advocacy work in 2009, in a new report published today.

HCLU Film, the video advocacy program of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, produced 70 films in 2009; 26 were Hungarian and 44 were in a foreign language. Watch below or download here our illustrated detailed report from 2009 that features stories, images and a full database with links to streaming video and download content.


2009 has been a busy year of video advocacy work. The vast majority of our films dealt with drug policy issues, within the framework of the European Drug policy Initiative (EDPI) program. We filmed in Vienna at the protest organized by HCLU against the global drug war in front of the UN building, investigated the issue of drug tourism in Dutch border towns, introduced the upcoming heroin program in Denmark, showed the history and failure of strict Swedish prohibitionist drug policies and campaigned for the introduction of a needle exchange program in Stockholm. We successfully helped Russian NGOs who turned to the Global Fund after the Russian government denied the funding of needle exchange, and promoted the successful harm reduction programs that Kyrgyzystan introduced to stop the HIV epidemic. Our Hungarian language films in 2009 were used to strengthen the HCLU’s other programs. With the “HCLU Reports” series, we explained our position on various issues like the harmful criminalization of holocaust denial, the missing regulation of giving birth at home, or the future of disability policies. We produced 17 short films on discrimination issues for the Legal Defence Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities (NEKI). Our most popular Hungarian film is titled "Without Rights" and shows the rights violations of Romani people living around Ózd in the Eastern part of Hungary. This film was the main film on the 10th of December, Human Rights Day, on the leading online news portal, Index in Hungary. It received 13176 views until the 29th of December.

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Harm Reduction 2013 - Our Conference Video

The Drugreporter's video report from the international harm reduction conference - remorseful politicians, skeptical researchers and activists without borders

If there’s money, the baby will be born – if there’s no money, the baby won’t be born

While childbirth at home is accepted and legally regulated in most developed countries – In Hungary, the entire obstetrician-gynecologist profession is against childbirth outside of the institutional maternity ward. Why is this?

HCLU and ERRC have contacted the ombudsman regarding evictions

HCLU (Hungarian Civil Liberties Union) and ERRC (European Roma Rights Center) have called into account Máté Szabó, Parliamentary Commissioner of Civil Rights in Hungary, with a corporate submission in order to conduct an investigation, and gain an explanation as to why people living in abject poverty are being evicted from local governments’ tenements- the equivalent of making them homeless. Specialists of HCLU Roma Programme, doing fieldwork in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplém county (Hungary), have received numerous annunciations from Roma families who had been evicted or were on the verge of being evicted by the local governments.