Noemi Hatala

Noemi Hatala is a London based Hungarian self - shooting director. She started her craft as a video journalist in Budapest where she made several short documentaries and reportages about important social issues and focused on unheard people who are on the edge of society. Her main interest is contemporary culture and creativity of the New East - eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia. “I was born when the Soviet Union collapsed. My generation was brought up during the transition from communism towards democracy and capitalism. Although each country from the New East has their own special and unique character, they also share a very similar cultural heritage and historical memories. I’m fascinated by the powerful and authentic voices of the new wave generation which couldn’t be more different than the post-Soviet stereotypes.”