“Don’t Worry Sári!” wins the Sunny Side of the Doc Prize at Leipzig Networking Days of Documentary Campus!
As part of our trip to Germany, our team was delighted to participate in Leipzig Networking Days by Documentary Campus and proud to award the Sunny Side of the Doc Prize to the Hungarian project “Don’t Worry Sári!”, an autobiographical documentary picturing the life of Sári Haragonics (Director) and her family after the sudden death of their loved mother and wife, 11 years ago. The creative team wins two free accreditations for Sunny Side of the Doc 2023.
About the event
I lost my Mum 11 years ago, which was a huge trauma in our family’s life: for me, my Dad, my brother, and my cousin. Her absence created emotional blocks we all had to deal with. I decided to follow the changes in our family dynamics with my camera because I believe that the right and dedicated attention has a healing effect.
The film touches upon social taboos, such as mental health issues of men, changing gender roles in our societies, coping with loss, and transgenerational heritage.
It is a situative documentary that involves the story of 3 generations of Hungarian men and me, a passionate filmmaker trying to save them. It operates with different audio-visual tools: scenes from the present, sound bites from our family chat, dreams, and family archive recorded since the 1980s.