Completed 2013
Length  65 minutes

Director: Réka Pigniczky /1970
Script: Réka Pigniczky
Camera: Gergő Kiss
Editor: László Hargittai
Consultant: Endre Szentkirályi
Production company: 56 Film
Producer: Barnabás Gerő

Réka Pigniczky’s latest documentary addressing the issues of cultural identity, Heritage portrays the generation who fled Hungary after the Revolution of 1956 and who made their home in the United States. Only a small percentage of this group held onto their Hungarian identity, but for those that did it held a sense of mission. From Hungarian school and scouting to folk dance ensembles and church groups – even sports teams – the parents of this generation instilled Hungarian language, culture and identity into their children through a unique Hungarian “incubator.” Heritage is a collection of interviews with this group of Hungarian refugees and never before seen archive film footage of their first years in the U.S.

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