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Budapest to Gettysburg screened at the IFP Market Spotlights on Documentary section at New York City's Angelika Film Center .

In Budapest to Gettysburg, acclaimed historian Gabor Boritt delves into a history he has refused to study: his own. In 1956, he escaped Hungary, leaving behind a Jewish life shattered by Nazis and Communists. He gave up his past and embraced his new home - America. Today, he is a leading expert on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. This deeply personal film by his son Jake follows Gabor Boritt as he examines his past. In a youth marred by Hitler and Stalin's tyranny he finds the impetus for his groundbreaking studies on the central pillar of American democracy.

Budapest to Gettysburg is a feature length documentary film currently in production. It is produced and directed by Jake Boritt. Non-profit (501(c) 3) sponsorship by the National Trust for Historic Gettysburg, Inc. allows tax deductible contributions to be made towards the completion of the project. The finished film will be complemented by a community outreach educational kit. If you are interested in learning more or supporting the project please contact Jake Boritt.

 

To date supporters of this project include:
Benefactors: The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Select Equity, Inc., The Kinsley Family Foundation, Christine Olson-S.W. Jack Drilling Company, Shirley R. Frahm, An Anonymous Contributor
Patrons: Jack Kemp, The Gilder Foundation, The Lehrman Institute, Craig & Deborah Cogut, Pegasus Capital, Theodore J. Forstmann, Global Media Management Group, LLC, The Albert O. Wilson Foundation, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
Sponsors: Tom Kemp, National Philanthropic Trust-Tom & Jane Petrie, Times & News Publishing, The Benjamin and Belle Cogan Foundation, William E. Simon Foundation, Inc.   
Additional Supporters: The Barry Taper Foundation, Edwin T. Johnson & Cynthia S. Johnson Foundation, David Remington, The Albert & Lillian Small Foundation, The Langdon Family Foundation, The Dobbin House, Inc., Virginia B. Braun/ Bronco Ltd., M&B Sugarman Family Trust, Tom Johnson, Hagopian Family Foundation, An Anonymous Contributor Jon Ireland, James & Gail Wilburn, Dickinson & Gabriele Ross, Thomas & Sheila Bost, Hal and Eunice David, Donald & Barbara Braden, Seth Kaller, Inc., Regina & Jonathan Kemp,For the Cause Productions, Marlon Wagner and James G. Basker. To contribute to this project click here. Thank you.