International Roma Day: Movie Screening

Academic & Research
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Nador u. 13
001

The Human Right’s Initiative (HRSI) and
Romedia are happy to announce the
screening of two short films on the
occasion of the International Roma Day
commemorated on April 8.

Monday, April 7
17:00
Nador 13/001

UPROOTED (22 minutes) tells the story of
three children living in Germany. In October
20102, German Chancellor Angela Merkel
declared that attempts to build a
multicultural society in Germany had
“utterly failed.” From the perspective of
children like Anita, Sedat, and Nasmija,
born and raised in Germany by parents
who fled Kosovo in the 1990s, the
statement makes no sense. For them, there
is no question: they are German. Uprooted
is the only Hungarian film to have been
nominated among the 46 films in the short
film category at the 8th annual Al-Jazeera
International Documentary Film festival in
2012, and more significantly, will be the
first film directed by a Romani film maker
to compete at the prestigious event.
AUSCHWITZ-REKVIEM (27 minutes) is a
short film about the innovative campaign
Requiem for Auschwitz. The campaign
launched by Romedia consisted of a
concert and events in the memory of the
Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust.
During the event, they raised questions of
historical memory and reconciliation by
organizing discussions, presenting the
personal stories of victims, paying respect
to both survivors and those whose lives
were lost.

This short film showcases a combination of
scenes from the concert performed during
the campaign, survivor testimonials, art
made by Roma painters thematically
connected to the Holocaust, etc.

International Roma Day is a day to
celebrate Romani culture and raise
awareness of the issues facing Romani
people. They day was officially declared in
1990, in honor of the first major
international meeting of Roma
representatives.

Audience: 
Open to the Public