Klaus Rózsa, a well-known and politically active photographer, lived in Zurich for decades as a stateless individual. All of his applications for naturalisation were refused on political grounds. In 1956 he fled Hungary, growing up in Switzerland with a Jewish father who had survived Auschwitz and Dachau. Due to the extreme proximity of such a fate, the camera led him repeatedly to places where injustice was done. It was this particular quality of his camerawork that proved fateful for him.

Stateless - Klaus Rózsa, Photographer

Klaus Rozsa, a well-known and politically active photographer, lived in Zurich for decades as a stateless individual. All of his applications for naturalisation were refused on political grounds. In 1956 he fled Hungary, growing up in Switzerland with a Jewish father who had survived Auschwitz and Dachau. Due to the extreme proximity of such a fate, the camera led him repeatedly to places where injustice was done. It was this particular quality of his camerawork that proved fateful for him. State Security writes: “By recording police abuse, he interfered with the work of the police.” The latter harassed and abused him so frequently that he emigrated to Hungary in 2008, where he then entered into fresh confrontations.

Upcoming Screenings

Zürich CHArthouse Kino Uto tägl. 18h from 6. April 2017, 18:00
Bern CHKellerkino sh. Programm from 6. April 2017, 20:15
Basel CHKultkino from 6. April 2017
St. Gallen CHKinok in der Lokremise in Anw. v. E.S. u. K.R. from 7. April 2017
Frauenfeld CHCinema Luna in Anw. v. E.S. u. K.R. from 9. April 2017, 11:00
Männedorf ZH CHKino Wildenmann mit E.S. und K. R. 30. April 2017, 11:00
Biel BE CHFilmpodium im Rahmen der Bieler Fototage from 12. Mai 2017
Winterthur CHKino Cameo (4x sh. Programm) from 18. Mai 2017
Winterthur CHKino Cameo mit E.S. und K.R. 9. Juni 2017, 20:15
Zug CHFLIZ im Kino Gotthard in Anw. der Regie 12. Juni 2017, 20:00
Bern CHKino Reitschule mit DJS/JDS/GDS und E.S. 17. Juni 2017, 19:00
Heiden CHKino Rosental mit E.S. und K.R. 25. Juni 2017, 19:15
Biberach/Riß DE39. Filmfestspiele (Wettbewerb) 31. Oktober 2017
Zürich CHRote Fabrik Open Air t.b.a.
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