Posted on Monday October 24, 2005 by Edward Hilbert
We spent an exciting evening at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Every year in October they honor the people involved in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
After everybody sung the Hungarian and the American Hymns, the Ambassador, Mr. Andras Simonyi, introduced the honored guests. Miki Hargittay then gave a heart-filled speech.
We met lots of new people there who were interested about our documentary film, Freedom Dance.
Mr. Karoly Dan, the Cultural Attache, first introduced Steven and me to a few important people, than suggested we do an Art Exhibit within the Embassy based on Freedom Dance and on my drawings, which were created for the documentary. Hopefully this will bring in some donations that can help to finish our work much easier.
Later in the evening, Mr. Simonyi asked the magic question: “How much money do we need to complete Freedom Dance?” Steven said, approximately 30 Thousand Dollars. He didn’t make any definite promise to get it, but he said he would see what he can do to help us with this problem.
He helped us before and since he is very interested about our project I’m sure, he will be our mentor in the future also.