Budapest-based avant-garde media artist and film director Péter Forgács (Hungarian, b. 1950) is widely acclaimed for his award-winning work using home movies. In 1983 he established the Private Photo and Film Foundation Archive (PPFA), a unique collection of amateur film footage that he uses as the basis for his experimental documentaries. He has received wide recognition for his ongoing Private Hungary series of films exploring the history and legacy of the Hungarian people, and in 2007 he received the Erasmus Award for exceptional contribution to European culture. The artist presents his most recent film, Hunky Blues: The American Dream, about the fate of Hungarian men and women who arrived in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. The film was created specially for the event series Extremely Hungary: Art and Culture Beyond Your Expectation.

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