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30th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 9 - 26, 2022

Gaudiopolis, the Republic of children 1945, la République des enfants perdus

Documentary

Screening Information

International Premiere
June 16 – June 26
Online
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country France
Year 2019
Running Time 52 MIN
Languages English, Hungarian
Director Frédéric Tonolli

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Description

During the siege of Budapest in World War II, a Lutheran Minister named Gabor Szhetlo embarked on a mission to rescue the city’s Jewish children. Working with the International Red Cross, he established an orphanage that would become the basis of a children’s republic named Gaudiopolis (City of Joy), founded on democratic principles, and with its own parliament, constitution and newspaper. Though this remarkable experiment was terminated by the communist regime of post-war Hungary, its legacy lives on through the survivors and this uplifting documentary by Frédéric Tonolli.

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