The Corvin Project initiated in 2003 was the largest and most awarded Central European city development project. It envisioned the complete transformation of cca. 22 acres territory in the District 8 of Budapest, which implied the demolition of all buildings in the given area. Both the local government and the investor wanted to get rid of the “slums” by relocating more than one thousand families, mostly Roma, who could not afford buying property in the old-new area. The protagonists of the film are local residents who have been relocated in the course of the project – and who recall with certain nostalgia and criticism the life in the old neighbourhood and community. They no longer see each other – only in the reconstructed space created by the filmmaker.
Budapest150: What happened to the residents of our transformed neighbourhoods?