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Rolling Film Festival has provided a special school program in this project.
 
After a three days school program in Pristina, involving three different schools, Rolling Film Festival will visit eight secondary schools throughout Kosovo: Gracanica, Laplje Selo, Mitrovica, Peja, Plemetina, Prizren, Gjakova and Kamenica. At this traveling festival called Rolling on the Road, youth will have a chance to see a special film program selected by a youth work expert. After the screening, using methods of non-formal education (games, theater, "Stop and Act" and other interactive activities), participants will have the opportunity to discuss the problems of Roma minorities in general, human rights, racism, etc. Also through group discussions the young people will have a chance to raise awareness of the presence of stereotypes and prejudice in themselves and their environment. This program aims at opening new horizons and acceptance of others and themselves as equal participants in society.
 

About Stop and Act

Stop & Act is a program that tries to emphasize the importance of social issues that preoccupy our society. It is designated to be used as a tool to raise awareness especially amongst youth.
The Stop and Act program organized by Rolling Film tackles the issues of Racism and Discrimination with focus on Roma society in Kosovo. High school youth will be watching films and after discuss the themes brought up by the story of the film. The reason we will use the films is to direct and channel the discussions by youth. Also the films tend to touch the hearts of youngsters more directly and deepen their thoughts into the matters of racism and discrimination. Part of the program is not so much to discuss or debate the negativity and the wrong that goes on in our society, but much more into how we all as humans have certain common values, therefore the focus falls more on our similarities rather then what makes us different, but we will also try to recognize our differences and respect them and even more…start to appreciate them. 
 
A garden wouldn’t be as beautiful and interesting if all the flowers were the same, as much as it would be with diverse colorful and shaped flowers, the quote will be our main guidance during discussions with the youth.
 

Rolling in the Schools program
 
Ljubav, napokon by Staša Tomić
(Love At Last)
Serbia – 2010 – 29’
 

Love At Last

Alisa and Verica are best friends since childhood, but when faced with the most important decision for Romani women of marriage and sexual maturation they make entirely different decisions. Love at last is a docu-fiction love story about two young women and their coming of age in a heavily tabooed Roma community in southern Serbia.
Love at Last is a boundary blurring documentary-fiction experiment where "actors" are reenacting their own personal stories with in a fiction film structure. Moreover the film's plot is mostly based on true stories collected from the community. Love At Last was shot on authentic locations with an entirely Roma non-actor youths cast.
 

Staša Tomić

 
Born 1975 in Belgrade. Graduated in philosophy in 1999, when he turned to making films. Studied documentary filmmaking at the Atelier Varan Paris. As a writer and director he has worked on TV and the advertising business. He is an author of numerous TV commercials and TV series. As an author/director/writer his films are classified as documentaries, but they often challenge the very boundary between truth and fiction. Staša Tomic is also an exhibited and published photographer.

 

Because of Hate by Doroteya Stoyanchova
Bulgaria – 2009 – 30’

The documentary “Because of the hate” tells the story of a young Roma boy who was killed in a fight in the Samokov town’s downtown. There was nothing in his behavior, which may provoke the aggression. His only mistake was he was born Roma. There is a long-term tension between the Bulgarians and the Roma who live in Samokov. This is not the only ethnically based conflict in the area. There were many victims of this tension through the years – both Bulgarians and Roma, and the conflict still continues. The people from both ethnic groups now understand it can not continue like this. For the parents of the killed boy however, it was the end of everything. They have lost the most precious they had.


 
Schedule
21st of March – Peja /Peć
22nd of March – Gjakova/Đakovica
23rd of March – Prizren
24th of March Kamenicë/Kamenica
25th of March  Graçanica /
Gračanica
28th of March Mitrovicë / Mitrovica
29th of March Mitrovicë / Mitrovica
30th of March Plemetin / Plemetina