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The Witness Project: Episode 1 Daniel Magay

In this compelling narrative, Daniel Magay serves as a witness to the ideology, history, and legacy of communism, speaking out for the more than 100 million people killed by communism.

A witness to the historic events of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Daniel won a gold medal for fencing in the Olympic Games that same year. Victory turned to defeat, however, when Soviet tanks rolled back in to Budapest and resumed communist rule; Daniel had to choose whether to stay in his home country or flee to America–a decision that would change the course of his life.

This film is part of a larger educational series by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to highlight and share the stories of those brave survivors of the crimes of communist regimes.


Director/Producer: Hawk Jensen
Featuring: Dániel Magay

Cinematography: Benjamin Gaskell
Camera / Sound: Danny Salazar
Additional Camera: Todd Westphal
Production Coordinator: Molly Hale
Production Coordinator: Heather Muszynski

Editor: Hawk Jensen
Colorist: Benjamin Gaskell
Post Production Audio: Defacto Sound

Special Thanks To: Veronica Magay


Client Work, Smock Productions