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Shortfilm

Stolen Rhythm

Screenplay
Piros Zánkay

Director and Cinematographer
Martin Szecsanov

Producers
Gábor Sipos, Gábor Rajna

Production Manager
Tamás Pejkó

Editor
Csaba Somogyi

Set Designer
Márton Ágh

Design and Animation
László Csáki

Costume Designer
Ildi Andó

Music
Membran

Supervisor
dr. Attila Braun

Year of Production
2008

2008 16. ALTER-NATIVE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Marosvásárhely
Radio România Cultural award, best film

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Story

This short film is about the life of Takács József and the evolution of hiphop. He grew up in a dissident family of 1956 and was trying to seek for traces of a Hungarian tradition during his college years. In the seventies he visited his grandparents in a small Hungarian village and made a short film about the traces he found of the ancient Hipi-hopi. The roots of the tradition he found goes back to a couple of hundred years: people celebrated the time of hemp harvest with stack burning: they sang, danced and felt good. As we know, after finished the short film about Hipi-hopi in 1974, Takács József took the reels to the USA. The presentation of the film was successfully kept secret but somehow the cleaning staff became eye and ear witness of the screening and this moment led to hiphop born as a genre in the States. The main character in the film is Braun Attila, an enthusiastic ethnographer, who discovers the results of Takács József's research and devotionally looks for all the relatives and friends who could possibly say anything about his college years and the circumstances of making the short film and its showing. Beside his mother and a couple of persons who are still alive from the Hungarian colony, his onetime classmates are also interviewed. Even people in the streets get a word in, so we can listen to their opinions according to the hypothesis says how hiphop - this traditional afro-american urban music genre - could come from the far lands of Hungary.