From 12 to 17 January you can watch the Hungarian documentary Colors of Tobi online for free here on our website. The film will be available in KineDok countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Hungary and Georgia) and will be available with English/Czech/Slovak/Hungarian/Romanian/Georgian or Croatian subtitles. In order to watch it for free, you must enter a voucher, which you can request by emailing us at email@example.com.
On Monday 16 January at 7 PM (GMT+1) there will be an international discussion on Facebook about the documentary, which will be attended by the film's director Alexa Bakony and filmmaker Péter Becz. More guests will be introduced soon, stay tuned!
Éva and her family live in a small village in Hungary. Her 16-year-old child recently came out as transgender and chose the name Tobi. After the initial shock, the whole family rallies together to support him, though it is not without awkward communication slip-ups. Tobi is determined to become biologically male while struggling with the challenges of growing up. Éva tries her best to be the mother her son needs, but losing the girl she raised is not easy for her. Things start to get complicated when the teenage Tobi names his non-binary identity. In her debut, the director opens up the topical themes of growing up, finding oneself, family life and communication. Colors of Tobi is a story of mutual respect with all the colors of the rainbow.
Alexa Bakony director got her degree in 2017 at the University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest. Her short films were launched at many festivals worldwide. Currently, she is working on her first feature-length documentary 'Tobias' as an independent artist, the project is funded by the Hungarian Film Found. Her film was also supported by the Sundance Institute.
Péter Becz is a director, editor and producer working with documentaries and narrative projecs. He is located in Budapest with strong ties to Copenhagen. Since 2022 he is an elected board member of MADOKE, the Hungarian Documentary Association. He is the coordinator of DocLab, the post-production development workshop of Verzió Human Rights Film Festival. His Danish-Hungarian co-production short, I Miss You, Marius (2021) received the Audience Award for the Best International Documentary at the 2022 Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, the Best Short Documentary award at Doc.Berlin and the Honorable Award by the Student Jury at Prague Science Film Festival. Péter is finishing his MA in documentary filmmaking at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest and has completed an MA in Film and Media at the University of Copenhagen. His latest short doc Love 1.0 (2023) tells the first time her lesbian sister fell in love, using footage of the video game Sims.
They are a member of the board and an office manager at Trans*parent. They study chemistry on UCT (University of chemistry and technology) where they have also established an LGBTQIA+ club, Spectrum. Spectrum’s main priority is to care for LGBTQIA+ students on UCT, discussing their wellbeing with the school and educating the school and its staff on the topic.
Vlad is a president of Cultural Guides and Managers Association, commissaire-priseur for A10 by Artmark, managing partner at Studio 55 beauty salon in Bucharest and PhD candidate at the National University of Political and Administrative Studies.
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