HCLU Films Portfolio 2009

HCLU presents the results of its video advocacy work in 2009, in a new report published today.

HCLU Film, the video advocacy program of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, produced 70 films in 2009; 26 were Hungarian and 44 were in a foreign language. Watch below or download here our illustrated detailed report from 2009 that features stories, images and a full database with links to streaming video and download content.


2009 has been a busy year of video advocacy work. The vast majority of our films dealt with drug policy issues, within the framework of the European Drug policy Initiative (EDPI) program. We filmed in Vienna at the protest organized by HCLU against the global drug war in front of the UN building, investigated the issue of drug tourism in Dutch border towns, introduced the upcoming heroin program in Denmark, showed the history and failure of strict Swedish  prohibitionist drug policies and campaigned for the introduction of a needle exchange program in Stockholm. We successfully helped Russian NGOs who turned to the Global Fund after the Russian government denied the funding of needle exchange, and promoted the successful harm reduction programs that Kyrgyzystan introduced to stop the HIV epidemic. Our Hungarian language films in 2009 were used to strengthen the HCLU’s other programs. With the “HCLU Reports” series, we explained our position on various issues like the harmful criminalization of holocaust denial, the missing regulation of giving birth at home, or the future of disability policies. We produced 17 short films on discrimination issues for the Legal Defence Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities (NEKI). Our most popular Hungarian film is titled "Without Rights" and shows the rights violations of Romani people living around Ózd in the Eastern part of Hungary. This film was the main film on the 10th of December, Human Rights Day, on the leading online news portal, Index in Hungary. It received 13176 views until the 29th of December.

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HCLU Film Portfolio 2011

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HCLU Film 2010

In 2010 HCLU produced 127 videos. There are 91 foreign language (English or Russian) and 36 Hungarian language videos. Besides drug policy, we produced many interesting films in the fields of HIV/AIDS and human rights, disability rights, freedom of speech and freedom of information, and within the framework of the HCLU's roma program on the issues of roma rights. All our films from 2010 are available from this picture illustrated portfolio.