Her Mothers

(Anyáim története)

The decision to start a family is not easy. In Orban’s Hungary, where the rights of sexual minorities are systematically oppressed, it’s even harder, but that is what lesbian couple Nóra and Virág are trying to do.

Former opposition politician Virág and musician Nóra met in 2011 at an anti-government protest. Both have long lost faith in an improvement in their political leaders’ approach to the LGBTQ community. They also know that in Hungary, where same-sex marriages are not allowed, their application to adopt a child is the start of a long journey. Although they have the support of their families and friends, they meet nothing but obstacles from the authorities. The game’s not won yet even when they achieve their goal. What future awaits them in this country? What price must they pay to live life to the full?

Impact

During the reign of Viktor Orbán, Hungary is not a place where LGBTQ people can feel like ordinary members of society. The documentary Her Mothers shows the difficulties faced by homoparental families in the country. In addition, in May 2020 the 33rd Amendment to the Constitution was approved, prohibiting transgender people from asserting their gender identity. It is therefore unrecognised by law. Join Amnesty International and write a letter to the Hungarian Commissioner for Human Rights. In addition to human rights violations in Hungary, the petition translated into Czech also tackles a similar situation in Poland.

About the film

Director: Asia Dér, Sári Haragonics
Hungary
2020 | 75 min.

Language: Hungarian

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Category

Panorama

Director

Asia Dér

Filmography
2020 - Her Mothers
2017 - Visszahúz a múlt - Ember Judit portréja
2011 -Private Mészöly

Asia  Dér

Sári Haragonics

Filmography
2020 - Her Mothers
2016 - Coming face to face

Sári  Haragonics

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