Felvidek: Caught in Between
Caught in Between, an animated documentary, dusts up longforgotten
stories of people from a Central European region, whose lives were
affected by the decisions of political leaders. After World War II, thousands of
people from this region were forced to leave their homes.
Memories come alive.
“Felvidek” is a multiethnic Slovak/Hungarian region in southern Slovakia. Far
too often the region has been trapped in between the opposing interests of
political elites; far too often its people have been tossed around by the twists
of history. In the 1940s, many of them were forced to leave their homeland.
Felvidek: Caught in Between unravels the history which continues to be a soft
spot for people whose fates were hit by the events after World War II.
Some wounds are hard to heal, some questions remain unanswered but the
future brings hope for reconciliation.
When memories are not enough, the stories come to live through animation.
The film combines oral history documentary, archive footage and animation.
The narrative deals with a sensitive theme: the forced resettlement of ethnic
Hungarians in postwar Czechoslovakia.