The CARAVAN of
THE NEW YORK GYPSY FILM FESTIVAL is coming to Europe.
International Gipsy Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. ( May 29th - 30th 2010).
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lilaleeho is the Europe Zone director of The NEW YORK ROMA/GYPSY HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL.
New York Roma / Gypsy Human Rights Film Festival, 3rd edition
October 1-10, 2009
Mehanata The Bulgarian Bar
113 Ludlow St. NY,Thw lower
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Third Annual New York Roma / Gypsy Human Rights Film Festival!
The New York Roma / Gypsy Human Rights Film Festival continues to roam
the globe to present you with an in depth and diverse view on the lives
of some of the world’s most overlooked and undervalued people.
In a full and varied program we bring together filmmakers, musicians
and artists for a spirited and lively celebration of the Roma people.
The festival will screen over 32 films from all over the world: Czech
Republic, Germany, Bulgaria, England, Serbia, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands,
Romania, Canada and Turkey, including many world premiers and American
debuts. Q&A’s and panel discussions featuring the filmmakers,
invited artists, lecturers and musicians offer you the opportunity to
engage face to face.
The Festival proudly presents special programs featuring:
- The Gypsy Holocaust, breaking the silence of a decades' long taboo
with movies and lectures and debates with
The Honorable Ian F. Hancock Roma representative to the UN Economic
and Social Council And Member of the International Romani Parliament
(Professor at the University of Texas) and Michael Stewart (Professor
at the University College London) on the current situation of Gypsies
in North America
and the persecution and genocide of Gypsies in Europe
- A lecture by Roma advocate Boglarka Fedorko on contemporary Hungary
- OutSide Film event including the screening of the banned Bulgarian
cult film ‘Bakalava’
- ‘Our Garbage Dump, our Hell and Heaven’, a new play by
Ella Veres, set in a Gypsy community in Romania.
European electors vote in right wing ‘anti Roma’ parties,
acting as racist attacks that target Roma populations from Ireland to
Italy, Hungary to Romania; even the smallest children suffer from structural
segregation and abuse. After centuries of slavery, genocide, massacres
and relentless ostracizing the Roma, presently numbering around 15 million
people worldwide, continue to be subjected to unprecedented levels of
discrimination and violence in today's world.
Keeping quiet in society’s margins while culture, heritage and
spirit are stolen is not an option. We at the New York Gypsy Film Festival
hope to counteract these forces by exposing the public to the moving
art, music, history, culture and above all humanity of the beautiful
So come and join us for a closer look at the undeniable beauty of the
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CO-director Alex Dimitrov & Al Jerrari
Althea Eilenfeldt, Hilaryfrink, Nicoletta Bumbac, Lila Lee, sofiya shrayber,
A great thanks to Nelson
Ghosthorse , Jon
P. Tomasello, Mallory Knodel
October 1 to 10, 2009
113 Ludlow st. NYC, The lower