The HCLU's movies shared a Special Award at the Hégető Honorka Prize ceremony

The aim of the Prize is to acknowledge television and online video works aimed at highlighting the problems of marginalised groups, and raising public and media awareness. It is a big honour for us to be awarded this prize in 2013.

This year the HCLU nominated the video works of its Roma and Disability Rights Program. The Series of the Disability Rights Program, entitled "Our Peculiar Neighbours", serves to call attention to the situation of people living with mental disabilities and autism, by showing their everyday life and giving them a voice. The series was produced by Tamás Verdes, program director, Róbert Bordás, cameraman; and Melinda Zsolt, communications officer.
The movies nominated on behalf of the Roma Program were: One, showing how uniformed groups march and try to act as law enforcement and frighten Roma people in Magyarbánhegyes; the second one, about the police attack on Roma in Hatvan; the third one, about fines imposed on Roma cyclists in Kesznyéten; and a fourth, about the "public works program." The films were produced by Ádám Surányi as editor and director, Róbert Bordás as cameraman, Eszter Jovánovics as Program Coordinator, Judit Horváth as coordinator, Tibor Kis, Mihály Simon and Miklós Szabolcs Sánta as field workers and lawyers.
The jury did not single out one specific movie, but rewarded the HCLU film production unit's work as a whole. In presenting the prize, György Baló praised the HCLU's work, and said that we know more about human rights than TV film-makers, but they know more about the techniques involved in film production, so we can mutually learn from each other and support each other.
The grand prize of the Hégető Honorka award went to the photo reporters of [origo] András D. Hajdú and Balázs Szabó, shared with the RTL Klub's "Out of the House" series. The Special Prize was shared between the HCLU and Balázs Kaufmann from Pécs Tv.
István Gábor Takács
Video Program Director
HCLU

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We serve and beat: Christening with some tear gas

Around 9 p.m. on a Saturday night in the beginning of September 2010 a christening feast was dispersed in Tiszalúc (Hungary) by three cars of policemen using batons and tear gas, pleading the breach of the peace. The policemen had no mercy even on children. This case - presented within our series “We serve and beat” - is an outstanding example of police brutality and undue and unlawful police actions against the Roma.

Gypsies did not have access to the donations collected to benefit flood victims

The local branch of the ’Jobbik’ party in Monor (a town in Hungary), has an ongoing collection for the benefit of flood victims. The flood has damaged 17 houses in the township, of which 5 are inhabited by Gypsies.

A ’Jobbik’ party activist, in charge of distributing donations, has not given any aid to the Gypsy victims- clearly stating it was due to their lineage. She had apportioned parts of the donations for non-Gypsy born people who were not affected by the flood, but were considered ’Jobbik’ voters. Online descriptions of the donations emphasize that the contents will only benefit ’Hungarians.’

The horse-dealing policeman

József was fined for 30.000 forints for a minor offence. He did not pay, because he had nothing to pay with. 3-4 days later, a policaman came, and told him that if he does not pay the fine, he has to go to prison. József then called to his neighbor, to tell him his horse was for sale. The policeman told him he shouldn’t sell the horse to the neighbor, and brought over his own friend, who was there in 10 minutes and took the horse worth 100 thousand for 30.500.