This is the story of a young artist and his newly wedded wife running for their lives – on foot, by truck, by bus, by train and by boat – on a determined quest for personal independence. Freedom Dance chronicles the four months Edward and Judy Hilbert spent as refugees escaping control of Communist Hungary amidst the riotous 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The film is based on a cartoon diary Edward Hilbert kept during his months as refugee, documenting their horrific journey to freedom.
CINE Masters Series Award
CINE Special Jury Award
CINE Golden Eagle
Maryland Film Festival (world premiere)
Utopia Film Fest 2007 (official selection)
Show Off Your Shorts Film Fest, Los Angeles (nom, Best Documentary)
White Sands International Film Fest, New Mexico (official selection)