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"Shooters" Documentary Film

In rural Pennsylvania, at the height of the Cold War, a group of young American Hungarians were training to fight for a homeland they barely knew – on the other side of the world.

Nearly half a century later, in 2016, a handful of the “Shooters” return to the remote farm along the Susquehanna River, to the revolution of their past – and the dreams of their youth. This is an unusual class reunion that speaks about the Iron Curtain, the Cold War and being a hyphenated American.

“We were training to eventually help liberate Hungary, that we would eventually become either paratroopers or in some way cross the border and go back to Hungary as part of a liberation organization.”
– András Ludányi, (member of the Hungarian American Rifle Association


Director – Réka Pigniczky

Associate Director – Andrea Lauer Rice

Camera – Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga, Réka Pigniczky

Producer – The Memory Project, The Central European Cultural Initiative

With support from – the 1956-2016 commemorative committee of Hungary

Projected Release date – February 2017