Eszter Hajdú (Hungary)

Eszter Hajdu is a film director and sociologist, born in Hungary. Her film The Fidesz Jew... was the most provocative and most viewed documentary film in 2008-2009 in Hungary. Her films are mainly about social-political taboos. Her film, Judgment in Hungary (2014), about the neo-nazi trial of serial killing against Roma people in Hungary, won 19 international awards, and it was screened in 40 countries. Eszter Hajdu's crew was the only crew documenting every day of this 167-days historical and extraordinary trial.

Eszter has a PHD in film directing and she regularly gives lectures at universities, and does workshops and masterclass for film students and also for human rights activists. Eszter Hajdu directed the film, Hungary 2018 - Behind the Scenes of Democracy, it had its world premier at IDFA 2018 in the feature length competition. Hungary 2018 is about rising right-wing populism and political propaganda through telling the story of the disturbing political election campaign of Hungary in April, 2018.


  • Hungary 2018 - Behind the Scenes of Democracy
  • Judgment in Hungary
  • Vivien
  • Demon Hands
  • The Fidesz Jew, the mother with no sense of nation, and mediation
  • Fate
  • My own private, Tarnabod
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