LEAVE/STAY is an independent documentary series produced by SpeakEasy Project on the migration trends, life experiences, dilemmas and world of the contemporary Hungarian youth, the generation of the “new mobility”.
In the recent two decades, the number of Hungarians considering living in a foreign country has tripled. A study made in 2012 by the Institute of Social Research shows 16% of the Hungarians toyed with the idea of living or working abroad and now more and more of them make it a reality. The media and the blogosphere have produced numerous stories on migration and working abroad experience creating nation wide interest and debate.
It is essential that worthwhile stories and experiences and dilemmas of the representatives of this „new mobility” are translated into motion picture in a free and easy, enjoyable way and made available for a wider audience. As opposed to statistical figures, living examples allow a closer look and may also reveal tendencies beyond the obvious phenomena such as homesickness, lack of family and roots as well as cultural assimilation. Examples showed this way may help swingers make decisions.
LEAVE/STAY aims to depict worthwhile, entertaining stories with the tool set of documentary film through situational elements, parallel portraits and the use of contrast.
Producers are set out to produce an 8-episode sequel marked by major European cities, target places of the new mobility. The pilot episode was shot in New York City and made available freely on the Internet as well as bought by the Hungarian National Television.
Producer: JÓZSA László, Loránd Balázs IMRE
Szerkesztő-rendező: Loránd Balázs IMRE
Gyártásvezető: JÓZSA László
Fényképezte: HERNÁTH Csaba
Operatőr: JÓZSA László, MLADIN Bence
Vágó: HERNÁTH Csaba
Vágó asszisztens: VÉSZI Kriszta
Zene: BOGNÁR Csaba, NÉMETH Gergely, PRIEGER Zsolt (Anima Sound System)
Szereplők: Luca, Niki, Csaba, Attila, Márk, Tobi