László Bihari (Director)
László is a Budapest based journalist and filmmaker. His latest works focus on poverty and marginalization of Roma communities. László’s journalistic pieces also covered the experimental art scene and grassroots activism on the fringes of society. László has 23 years of experience in the media, he worked at Hungary’s most prominent newspapers, specialized in issues of environmental and civil rights advocacy groups and organizations in Hungary and Europe. NO COUNTRY FOR THE POOR is his debut documentary film.
Antje Boehmert (Executive Producer)
Antje studied American History, Theatre-, Film- and Television Sciences and English Literature at the University of Cologne. In 2000 she started out as a producer in Washington, D.C. After a few years as a freelance Director and Producer, she founded DOCDAYS Productions. Recently, Antje has executive produced specials for the Smithsonian Channel, APT, Al Jazeera America, ARTE, ARD, ZDF, 3sat, NRK, SVT, DR and others. For WE WANT YOU TO LIVE – Liberia’s fight against Ebola Antje received a Grimme Award – one of the most prestigious award in German Television. She also tutors “Tokyo-Docs Masterclass” and serves as a member of the jury of HessenFilm.
Polina Georgescu (Executive Producer)
Polina has academic expertise in social and political affairs of Central and Eastern Europe and a decade of experience in social science research and organizational management. She earned a Master’s degree in Area Studies from University College London. Polina has shifted careers from academia to documentary filmmaking and cinematography in 2015 and has since directed and produced a number of short films and multimedia projects for international non-profit clients. No Country for the Poor is her first feature-length film.
István Nagy (Editor)
István is a cultural anthropologist, documentary filmmaker and visual culture teacher. He has over 10 years of professional experience as a director, editor and producer in Hungarian and international productions. Most of his works have been screened in international film festivals (IDFA, Sarajevo IFF, Jihlava IFF, Astra Film Festival, VERZIO International Human Rights Film Festival, Jameson Cinefest IFF) and broadcasted on local and international TV channels (Human, Ikon TV, Dutch TV, MagyarTV, Duna TV, HírTV). He is devoted to character-driven, deep impact storytelling focusing on social issues, cultural versatility and human behaviour.
Gergely Áron Pápai (Director of Photography)
Gergely is a cultural anthropologist and a documentary filmmaker. His interest lies in issues specific to Eastern Europe, such as poverty, hate-speech and segregation. He works as a freelance cameraman in a number of broadcast and documentary projects as well as on feature documentary films with a number of directors including Gyula Gulyás and Barbara Spitzer.
László Halász (Director of Photography)
László is a photographer and videographer based in Budapest. He studied photography and filmmaking in Denmark. In his long-term projects, he experiments with a mix of different media while capturing his key themes: isolation and micro communities.
Hunor Csörgits (Producer / Hungary)
Since 2011 Hunor has been working as a production manager with the Green Spider Foundation, where the original idea for this film was born. He has also been involved in International Film Festivals as a production and financial coordinator since 2002. Hunor has educational background in Art Theory and Media Studies (ELTE University, Budapest) and has taught film and media in high schools earlier in his career. In his different works, he seeks options how to bring to a common ground the opportunities in non-profit media and education, with the state system and with the alternative financial possibilities.
Szőke Sándor (Dramaturg)
Political scientist, screenwriter. Sándor has graduated from Sorbonne University, has lived in Paris, New York and Tokyo between 1976 and 2006, teaching, producing films and screenwriting. He has been playing an active role in Hungarian civil society and human rights movements since his return home.
Hronyecz Andrea (Production Assistant)
Andrea is the manager of ZPOK Media Lab and a financial manager with years of experience in project management, planning and budgeting in the NGO sector. She has worked for such organisations as Artemisszio Foundation, Védegylet Association and Bagazs Association. Andrea’s work has always supported corporate social responsibility initiatives and voluntary work in the NGO sector.