Revolution's Orphans

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Revolution's Orphans
Directed by John N. Smith
Produced by Rob Iveson, John N. Smith
Written by Laszlo Gefin
John N. Smith
János Szanyi
Starring Rudi Lipp
Bronwen Mantel
Cinematography David De Volpi
Distributed by National Film Board
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
27 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Revolution's Orphans is a 1979 Canadian short film. Directed by John N. Smith, Revolution's Orphans is about a man who flees Hungary, with his daughter Clara, for Canada as the 1956 Hungarian Revolution happens. They feel regret for abandoning their homeland, until Clara's uncle Janos arrives.[1][2]

The film earned six Genie Award nominations. Rudi Lipp earned a Genie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Non-Feature).


  1. ^ National Film Board of Canada - Revolution's Orphan (View the film here)
  2. ^ Revolution's Orphans at the Internet Movie Database