Train to Adulthood

Train to Adulthood

Train to Adulthood

2015, Hungary, 79', Klara Trencsenyi

2015, Hungary, 79', Klara Trencsenyi

Train to Adulthood

Synopsis

Story starts on the small gauge railway built in 1948 by the communist leaders of Hungary. The Train is entirely operated by children. Today over 500 teenagers work here for free – in exchange for an unforgettable community experience.We follow 3 young railway workers for whom the Children’s Train is a refuge, a place where comradeship and order are opposed to the chaos of the outside society.The Train is a metaphor to talk about current day Hungary, offering an insight into the intellectual and emotional development of a generation that will soon become responsible for our fate.

Winner of the Next Masters Section at DOK Leipzig; Special Mention of the Regional Competition at Zagreb DOX 2016; Trieste Film Festival; One World Romania; Docs Against Gravity; Encounters' South African International Documentary Festival; Guth Gafa; Sarajevo International Film Festval; Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival; Docs Lisboa; Cine Doc Tbilisi IFF; Astra Film Festival; Verzio Doc FF Budapest; Kasseler Film Festival; This Human World; DocPoint
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