Colony - escape stories / ONLINE VERSION

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The film invites you to STEREO AKT's theatre walk in the former tobacco factory building on Kőbányai road, where the site's little-known past is revealed with a team of actors, singers and migrant participants.

STEREO AKT has been joined by Irini and Perisztera, whose family, fleeing the civil war, found refuge in the closed world of the Greek colony on Kőbánya Road. Also joined by Abouzar and his son Armin, the last witnesses to the world of the transit zones on the southern border in Hungary. Stories of refugees in radically different historical and political contexts, only the host country is the same in both cases: Hungary in the late 1940s and today.

Greek guides: Irini Bozonas, Perisztera Gogu
Iranian guides: Abouzar Soltani, Armin Soltani
Choir: Petra Al-Farman (Soharóza), Máté Martinkovics, Emina Messaoudi, László Somogyi (Soharóza)
Music Director: Tara Khozein
Scenography: Petra Mák
Interpreter: Khaibar Shenwari
Producer: Dániel Mayer
Production Assistant: Zsuzsanna Balogh
Dramaturge: Bíró Bence
Director: Martin Boross

Video: Máté Bartha, Máté Fuchs, Máté Kőrösi
Sound designer: Péter Balogh
Editor: Máté Bartha

Professional partner: Helsinki Committee
Co-operation partner: Soharóza
Production partner: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

Thanks to:
Budapest Methodological Social Centre and Institutions (BMSZKI)
Hellenic Municipality of Budapest
The Budapest Capital Asset Management Centre Zrt.
Budapest Cultural and Cultural Centre
Akropolis Compania: Giannis Sokalopulos (bouzouki), Bettina Sárkány (guitar), Jannisz Szertaridisz (drum)
Kariatidák choir: Janula Stefanidu, Thalia Durosz, Mária Hadzipanajotidu, Dr. Beáta Papp
Romiosyni choir: Szula Bakszevani, Irini Bozonasz, Erika Frei
Ellinizmosz dance company: Eleni Taxidu, Olga Szamara, Sztamatula Arvanitidu, Mária Karajorgu, Athina Angelidu, Krisztina Téglás
Barbara Pohárnok (Helsinki Committee)
Tímea Kovács
Vasilios Psimmenos
Ziad Taha

The film includes excerpts from András Földes' article "The transit zone is actually a prison, where pregnant women are also handcuffed" (, 12.06.2017), and from a video report by Júlia Halász and Péter Erdélyi (, 13.09.2017).

The performance is created in the framework of the Liberty international partnership with the support of the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

Colony - escape stories / ONLINE VERSION Creative Europe
Colony - escape stories / ONLINE VERSION Liberty Festival
Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • From Tuesday till Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Main Hall performance days: 4pm-10pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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