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Vagy/Szomjusag/Thirst

As a boy, George Bien was sent thousands of miles away from Hungary to Siberia, to the notorious Gulag - the prison camp system in the Soviet Union, where millions of people perished.

2003 ShortDocs Challenge: Thirst

2003 / Alex van Oss / TCF, USA

As a boy, George Bien was sent thousands of miles away from Hungary to Siberia, to the notorious Gulag - the prison camp system in the Soviet Union, where millions of people perished.

Alex van Oss came to know George Bien decades later, and learned of his most personal and vivid experience of thirst.

Vagy/Szomjusag/Thirst was commissioned for the 2003 ShortDocs: Stories About Thirst.


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Alex van Oss

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Alex van Oss grew up in Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific.


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