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PAST EVENT | There was once

There was once by Gábor Kálmán

Screening and Discussion
Center for Jewish History, Auditorium | 15 West 16th Street, Manhattan, New York
6:30pm April 23, 2014
Balassi Institute is giving away a limited number of free seats to the event. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations. Tickets may also be purchased through the Center for Jewish History event page (
There was once tells the story of a schoolteacher in Kalocsa who sets out to reconstruct the fate of the Jewish community in the provincial town. In her undertaking, she comes face to face with the degree of forgetting in her environment, the difficulty of bringing to people the truth about the past, but also encounters goodwill and support.

Gábor Kálmán is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He is adjunct professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (1984-present) and formerly at USC School of Cinematic Arts (1987-2007). He is a founding member of the International Documentary Association and served on its board for nine years. He created the prestigious David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Awards. As a Senior Fulbright Scholar he taught at the Academy of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest, Hungary. Over the years he has produced and directed numerous award-winning documentary films. His program segment “Now I Am a Man” for KCET’s documentary series “Turning Points,” received an Emmy nomination. 


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