No Country for the Poor

No Country for the Poor

In Hungary, the poor and weak are increasingly stigmatized to obscure the failure of the state. While authorities continue monopolizing power and turning citizens into subjects, extensive revisions of the fundamental law criminalized homelessness and reformed the social sector cutting the amount of available social benefits. In Hungary today 120,000 state-owned flats stand empty, while almost 30,000 people have no home. But AVM (English: THE CITY IS FOR ALL), a group of homeless people and activists, confronts the authorities to defend the right of shelter, social welfare and human dignity. They work to improve the situation of people in poverty by speaking up against unjust social policies. The group fights by occupying Parliament Square, preventing evictions, lobbying local authorities and providing pro bono legal aid to those in need. AVM is a mini-society based on solidarity and democracy in a society that is gradually drifting "the other way". Three years of intensive research into AVM's life has given us unprecedented access to the group and its protagonists. Their community and their shared sense of purpose give them the strength to fight injustices, in line with the Civil Rights Movement tradition. Their personal stories and reflections inspire agency and citizenship that means taking life into your own hands. Many ask, what is democracy in Europe today? What is its face in a country like Hungary, where every third citizen lives under the poverty line, where social housing makes up less than 3% of the housing stock?

Other Titles
Demokratie auf Ungarisch
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Bryan Laszlo Bihari
Germany, Hungary
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Comments about documentary «No Country for the Poor» (16)

Zachary avatar

And the conclusion! The underlying themes were brought together in the most masterful way I've seen in a while!!!

Shirley avatar

Great FILM! You can watch it 4 times and still rediscover little quirks you hadn't noticed. Absolutely amazing.

Tyler N. avatar
Tyler N.

Loved this movie! Such a great movie with a surprise ending. I cried during the action film which was surprising.

Jose avatar

I watched it twice over the weekend.

Marie avatar

One of the best original movie i have ever seen.

Benjamin Webb avatar
Benjamin Webb

Go see Demokratie auf Ungarisch!!! And go with an open mind!

Katherine avatar

It's amongst the finest films ever made! Two Big Thumbs Up!

Stephen avatar

This was movie was phenomenal. Really really nice.