Imagine that you are a child of a dictator with absolute power. Up to the military coup in Chile, in Nazi-Germany, in the 70ties in Uganda or anywhere in the world where there is a dictatorship with absolute power. Your father is the most feared person in your country. He can do whatever he wants and probably you can get whatever you want too. But at a certain point history just turns around and people start to call your father a dictator. He is loosing everything but you remain his daughter or son with a stigma. But can history change your mind about your father? And can facts effect your emotions? And how will you deal with the heavy heritage that your father leaves behind? These are the central questions which influenced CHILDREN OF DICTATORS.

Children of Dictators is the brand new documentary of award-winning Hungarian directors Eszter Cseke and Andras S. Takacs. It presents some of the most influential dictators of the 20th century from Africa to South America through the eyes of their children and relatives. The film brings a rarely seen personal perspective on history and offers a deeper understanding of the most feared leaders in the world. The filmmakers worked without a crew, with only two small cameras in order to have undisturbed and exclusive access to children of dictators, namely Lucia Pinochet in Chile, Jaffar Amin in Uganda, Bettina Goering in Germany and Fidel Castro's daughter in Miami.


1. Idi Amin Dada

2. Fidel Castro

3. Augusto Pinochet

4. Hermann Goering

  • Title: Children of Dictators
  • Genre: History
  • Delivery: April 2016
  • Language: German, English
  • Format: 4x45, 1x90
  • Produced by: Spot Productions, MTVA, Autentic
  • Film by: Eszter Cseke, Andras S. Takacs