Premiere of The Gold of David directed by Tibor Kocsis

2021. november 26.

The film's premiere in Hungary will take place on 2 December at 6:00 pm CET, on the margin of Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit, at Pavilion C of HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre (Albertirsai út 10. 1101, Budapest).

Tibor Kocsis, a Béla Balázs Prize-winning film director, has already presented an environmental protection themed documentary at his university graduation. His film of 2004, the ’New Eldorado’ became one of the most successful, multi award-winning works of the last decade, thanks to which the issue of the threatening ecological catastrophe of Rosia Montana (Verespatak) gained extensive interest in the public debate both in Hungary and abroad.

According to the well-known story, a Romanian-Canadian mining company, Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, would create one of the largest precious metal mines in Europe on the territory ofthis 2000-year-old, picturesque village in Transylvania. The company has acquired long-term leases for an area boosting more than 300 tonnes of gold and 1,600 tonnes of silver, which is planned to be extracted using large amounts of cyanide and dynamite.

„300 Tons of Gold”, the short documentary on the subject of Rosia Montana (Verespatak) has debuted in 2016 at the Budapest Water Summit. It became complemented by the now-released movie of ’The Gold of David’, which manifests the 20 years of fighting against the mining project through the eyes of David Eugen, President of the local Alburnus Maior Association. Decades of struggle for a healthy and livable environment have borne its fruit in July 2021, when the UNESCO added the sight to the World Heritage List. Consequently, the hope might have arisen to avoid another environmental catastrophe similar to the cyanide pollution of the Tisza in 2000.

The entry is free. In order to participate and enter to the venue, please register as a visitor to the Planet Budapest 2021 event:

Visitor information:

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  • an EU Digital COVID Certificate (or equivalent1) attesting to vaccination or recovery;
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Documentary, 106 minutes, 2021

In Romanian language, Hungarian subtitle (with simultaneous English interpretation)