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Archive Section Film

Through a selection of films about Roma made in Europe, the United States and Canada spanning from the 1970s until our days, the Film Section seeks to identify milestones in the representation of Romani communities in film as well as to celebrate the recent emergence of Romani visual authors in the film industry. Intelligent contextualization and scholarly articles provide background information for the collection to help understanding the complex interrelations of the selected films, which fit into multiple frameworks of categorization that are in complementary relation to each other. Besides, the Film Section found essential to present current Romani creatives (i.e. Romani directors, screenwriters, directors of photography, editors and creative producers), to elevate their works as well as to build upon their cinematic skills and critical understanding of film. With this the Film Section aimed to create a unique type of Romani film selection in which their viewpoint and their ability to contextualize other cinematic works will open new dimensions in the understanding of the depiction of Roma in films for the archive’s users.

Curator
Katalin Bársony, filmmaker, Hungary

Contributors
Kristóf Asbót, TV and documentary film director, Hungary
Sasa Barbul, actor, Romani people activist, filmmaker, Austria
Catalin Mihai Cazacu, Romani filmmaker, Romania
Artur Conka, Romani director and photographer, Slovakia/UK
Dr Jekatyerina Dunajeva, Assistant Professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
Marion Kurucz, film producer, Hungary
Vera Lackova, Romani filmmaker, Czech Republic
Eszter Lázár, curator and art historian, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Hungary
Damian James Le Bas, writer, Romani filmmaker and producer, UK
Alaina Lemon, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan, USA
Dr András Müllner, associate professor, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Dr Andrea Pócsik, film historian, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
Bohumira Smidakova, Professor, Georgetown University, USA
Galya Stoyanova, Romani filmmaker, Bulgaria
Pablo Vega, Romani filmmaker, Spain

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