The Mounted Archer


Friday, November 11, 2016 / 14:00 - 16:00

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Canadian premiere
Movie in Hungarian with English subtitles.



Directed by Géza Kaszás

This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerising valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire worldwide, being currently present in over 30 countries. Since 2013 the methods of the mounted archer are considered a Hungaricum.

A magical 15-acre world is portrayed where everything happens for a reason. In the spotlight is an extraordinary man, Lajos Kassai, who was brought to horses by a bow, then taken by the horses to a world that can be travelled both on horseback and on the wings of thoughts. Mr. Kassai offers an exceptional method of physical, mental and spiritual work that inspires all of us to find inner peace, harmony and balance in today’s restless world.

The film also traces the origins of the Huns and Magyars taking us on a fascinating journey as far as China and British Columbia. The universal message of the film is that we are all connected regardless of living in Asia, Europe, or North America.

Official preview

Further screenings

November 11, 2016 20:00–22:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre
November 17, 2016 19:00–21:00 Carleton University, Tory building, Rm. 340
Admission 12$ for the general public, free for Carleton students with a valid ID
This event is sponsored by the School of Linguistics and Languages Studies, the Confucius Institute at Carleton University
December 2, 2016 14:00–16:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre
December 2, 2016 20:00–22:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre

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