VENUE - NATIONAL THEATRE OF KOSOVA - FREE ENTRY

TUESDAY 21st OCT. 2014 - DAY 3

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18:30 - 18:45 Mangava Disco Punk
Discussion with Actors of the movie: Irgan Neziri, Denis Dimovski, Ehoh Sait
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19:10 - 20:50 Broken Silence
Discussion with Orhan Galjus.
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Break 10min
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21:00 - 22:20 Ceija Stojka
Discussion with Director Karin Berger
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|FILM INFO  
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18:30 - 18:50 MANGAVA DISCO PUNK 18’, – Macedonia – 2013
Short Fiction

Directed by Saša Stanišić

Discussion with Actors of the movie: Irgan Neziri, Denis Dimovski, Ehoh Sait
Bio Saša Stanišić was born in 1979 in Prishtina. He finished studies in Comparative and World Literature at Faculty of Philology Blaze Koneski and Film Directing at Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje. He is the author of some short films including Mangava Disko Punk, Sarah, The Myth, Uncle Boris, and Zlatko Went to Bed and Doesn’t Want to Get Up. He lives in Skopje where he is working as an independent filmmaker and he is currently developing his first feature movie.
Synopsis

Mangava Disco Punk (in Romany meaning “I love disco punk”) is the only punk rock band in the famous Macedonian gypsy ghetto “Shutka”. Their frontman Elvis unsuccessfully tries to conquer the heart of the waitress from the local restaurant. His father kicks him out of his home. Elvis, vicious from the complete rejection of the society, experienced enlightenment in the form of a psychedelic nightmare where Elvis Presley appears as a local gypsy taxi driver, and Yul Brynner’s statue on the main square.
Filmography 2012 - Mangava disko punk
2011 - Sarah, the Myth
2008 - To bo moj poklic / That’s my profession
2007 - Na eks / Bottoms up!
 
Awards Email: stanisik@yahoo.com  

 

19:10 - 20:50 BROKEN SILENCE 84’ - Netherlands, Kosovo and Germany - 2012

Documentary
 

Directed by Bob Entrop

Q&A with Orhan Galjus (protagonist)
Bio

After attending the film department of the St. Joost Academy of Art in Breda (Netherlands) in 1972 Bob Entrop has produced and directed more than 220 films. He was one of the founders of the first film collective in the Netherlands, De Kritiese Filmers, and, in 1975, he founded the theatre group Het Volksteater, where he worked as a director and an actor. Since 1979 he is the owner of SOL FILMprodukties. The company produces for several networks documentaries, talk shows, feature films and drama-series. Several of his productions have received awards at national and international festivals.

Synopsis

In this beautifully told and stylish road movie Roma radio reporter Orhan Galjus travels along with filmmaker Bob Entrop to his native through Germany, Poland and to his native Kosovo. They try to discover why the Sinti and Roma people kept silent about the genocide committed on their people when during World War II nearly half a million of them were murderded.
In wonderful images we experience their unique encounters with Roma from across Europe. We witness interviews with German Sinti who survived the horrors of Auschwitz. We see unknown commemorative sites in Poland. As the story evolves, the inner drama of the protagonist Orhan develops. He is an engaging personality and compelling narrator, who is able to continue to captivate the viewer.
Step by step, Orhan finds that this part of the history of the Sinti and Roma is hidden - as a kind of treasure. He fears that future generations become alienated from their roots. What do these people - that for centuries lived in Europe – have to do to be taken seriously? Why do they deny their origin as at the time Picasso and Charlie Chaplin? What about the current generation of so-called “gipsy’s”? Do they see the parallels between the persecution in history and exclusion and discrimination now? Does history repeat itself?

Filmography

• Too Proud By Half (feature film)
• The Other End Of The Tunnel I Love Noise (docu-drama)
• Between Dinner And Dishes (talk shows)
• On The Road (docu-drama series)
• Graffiti (drama series)

 
Awards

1992/1994 - Nominee for ADO Television Prize
1996 - Grote Kinderkast
1995/1996 – Best Non-fiction Youth Television
2006 - Special Award Golden Wheel Film and TV Festival, Skopje

Contact
http://www.solfilmproducties.nl/

 

21:00 - 22:20 Ceija Stojka 87’ - Austria - 2000
Documentary
 

Directed by Karin Berger

Q&A with Karin Berger following the film
Bio

Karin Berger, born in 1953 in Austria, is a filmmaker and writer. After her studies of social anthropology and political science in Vienna and Belém (Brazil) she worked as a freelance author. In the early 1980s she started working with video and super 8 and in 1984 she made – together with a collective - her first feature-length documentary “Kitchen-Talks with Rebel Women”. The main topics in her work concern the situations of women during the period of National Socialism, the stereotype images of women and the situations and the current clichées of Roma. She currently works on various projects such as documentary films for cinema, publishing books and teaching filmmaking. She lives in Vienna.

Synopsis

"Ceija Stojka" is a portrait of 64-year-old Austrian Rom Ceija Stojka, who, after a nomadic childhood, settled in Vienna many years ago. More recently, Ceija Stojka's fame as an author, painter and singer has spread outside Austria. She represents the opening of Rom and Sinti society to the world of the "gadje." This process and all the difficulties it involves is unique in the history of the Rom in Central Europe. The central theme of this documentary is the fusion of two extremely different worlds in this fascinating woman. Beginning with Ceija Stojka's present life, her biography is reconstructed in this film portrait. At the same time, a critical chronology of images portrays the common associations with the "gypsy," examples of which pervade Ceija Stojka's life. The film is a comprehensive consideration of the gypsy's image, from romanticized projections to images of exclusion, discrimination and destruction, and finally the present ambivalent relationship between Rom and non-Rom.
Filmography

1984 - Tears Instead of Weapons
1985 - Kitchen-Talks with Rebel Women
1991 - The Miracle Of Hoheneich – A Reencounter
2000 - Ceija Stojka – Portrait Of A Romani Woman

 
Contact Navigator Film
www.navigatorfilm.com
 

 

 

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