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Foto: Lidija Mirkovic

31.05. – 15.09.2013 (verlängert) |.CHB Foyer
FOTOSERIE Dialogue with Carmen (Lidija Mirkovic, SRB)
DE Um mehr über die „typischen Zigeuner“ zu erfahren, die Slumbewohner und Müllsammler, und sich mit den gesellschaftlichen, medialen Klischees gegenüber der Roma Gemeinschaft auseinander zu setzen, hat Lidija Mirković neun Monate lang in Belleville, einer der größten Belgrader Roma Slumsiedlungen, gelebt. Neben dem Dokumentarfilm Slumdogs (Screening am 01.06. im .CHB) entstand auch die Porträtserie Dialogue with Carmen, in der sie den Stereotyp der feurigen Zigeunerin auf die Protagonistinnen aus Belleville treffen lässt. In ihrer Arbeit offenbart sich der Wunsch einer offensiven Filmmacherin – die sich selbst ganz bewusst Zigeunerin nennt –, Deutungshoheit über die eigene Kultur zurückzugewinnen.

ENG In order to find out more about ‘typical gypsies’, the slum inhabitants and garbage collectors, while exposing the clichés about the Roma community propagated by society and the media, Lidija Mirković spent nine months living in Belleville, one of the biggest Roma slums in Belgrade. While there, she not only made her documentary film Slumdogs (screening on 01.06 at the .CHB), but also created the portrait series Dialogue with Carmen. In this series, she applied the stereotype of the fiery gypsy woman to the film’s female protagonists in Belleville. In her work, this offensive filmmaker – who explicitly refers to herself as a gypsy woman – makes her desire clear: to regain the sovereignty of interpreting her own culture.

R Ande Portreteski serija Dialogue with Carmen trifft o Stereotyp e jagasle Romnjako, e Protagonisturi andar e romani mahala Belleville.

Cineromani – Empowering Roma Filmmakers

 

31.05 – 02.06.2013    Audiovisual Days at the .CHB

03.06 – 06.06.2013    Workshops at the. CHB

01.06 – 22.06.2013    Retrospective at the Zeughauskino in the German Historical Museum

 

The Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB) has partnered up with the International Romani Film Commission (IRFC), an association of Roma filmmakers, to present the Cineromani event series – Empowering Roma Filmmakers. Cineromani’s aim is to give Roma filmmakers a forum for showing their work and an opportunity for them to form a network because films made by Roma filmmakers are, despite their own rich culture, still exceptions to the rule. Cineromani will see through its mission in three different formats: the Audiovisual Days will depict current pieces from the Roma community; the retrospective at the German Historical Museum’s Zeughauskino will attempt to create a narrative of Roma films by showing works from the dawn of film through the present day; and, finally, participating filmmakers will receive professional support for their current projects in private workshops. Artistic output of Cineromani will also be shown at FilmFestival Cottbus, in November 2013. The opening of the Audiovisual Days on 31 May at the .CHB and the film retrospective at the Zeughauskino on 1 June will kick off the series with discussions and music by filmmakers and representatives from cultural and political arenas.

 

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I. CINEROMANI – AUDIOVISUAL DAYS AT THE .CHB | 31.05 – 02.06.2013

A weekend dedicated to the current audiovisual pieces by Roma filmmakers. The members of the International Romani Film Commission (IRFC) will either be showing their own work, or introducing other filmmakers and their work. Screenings, installations, conversations, etc, will give insights into the work currently being produced by the highly diverse community. In the studio gallery, the foyer, the panorama window and the Panorama Hall: the entire .CHB building will be transformed into Cineromani’s audiovisual projection space.

 

PROGRAMME (all programmes in English, free entrance)

 

Fri, 31.05, 19:00 + 21:00 | Café in the .CHB

OPENING: FILM TALK + CONCERT

19:00: During the Audiovisual Days’ opening there will be an opportunity to meet all the members of the International Romani Film Commission (IRFC) at the film talk. The participants will describe their respective backgrounds, projects and opinions, and talk about their various approaches and goals within the framework of the project. The event will be rounded off with a variety of Romani culinary specialties and a concert by the Szilvasi Gypsy Folk Band.

21:00: The Szilvasi Gypsy Folk Band invites you to their concert. This quintet from Budapest captivates audiences with their lyrics by István Szilvási, in Hungarian and Romani, and their music by guitarist Tibor Bangó, double bassist István Suha, gypsy beat boxer János Lakatos and cimbalom player László Oláh. The musicians also integrate Russian, French, Spanish and Balkan elements into their Hungarian Roma folk music.

 

 

Sat, 01.06, 13:00 | .CHB Panorama Hall

SCREENING Belleville + The Housing Agenda (Dejan Markovic, SRB; Vladan Jeremic, SRB)

Belleville (2009) is a film about the protests by Roma families living in Belgrade who were forced out of their homes in April 2009 so that a new residential quarter for the Universade, an international multi-sport event, could be built. The Housing Agenda (2012) also addresses the subject and pursues a dialogue about the political significance of these incidents. After the screenings, filmmakers Vladan Jeremic und Andreas Kraus, who organises a Roma film festival with IRFC member Dejan Markovic, will give a talk on the challenges of political activism and the potential power of the medium of film.

                                                                                                                                                                    

Sat, 01.06, 15:00 | .CHB Panorama Hall

SCREENING Slumdogs [unfinished] (Lidija Mirković, SRB)

Filmmaker Lidija Mirkovic spent nine months living in Belleville, one of the biggest Roma slums in Belgrade, for her documentary film Slumdogs. Her goal was to find out more about the people who lived there and to address the clichés of the Roma community propagated by society and the media. By intimately documenting the everyday lives of the people in the slum, Mirković contrasts our preconceived notions with the Roma’s reality and in doing so attempts to show the image of an unpopular group in a new light. The filmmaker will also show selected scenes and other footage from the yet unfinished film and tell us about her project.

 

Sat, 01.06, 17:00 | .CHB Panorama Hall

SCREENING A village romance (Kriszta Bódis, Árpád Bogdan, HU)

In her documentary, Kriszta Bódis follows two women who fall in love in a small Hungarian village. One lives in poverty, while the other is married to an abusive and alcoholic husband who threatens to take her to court when he finds out about her secret. Biding her time until he's out of the picture, she and her children are eventually able to move in with her female lover. After the screening, Kriszta Bódis talks with Árpád Bogdan about pedagogical work with film in small villages and with youth.

 

Sun, 02.06, 13:00 | .CHB Panorama Hall

SCREENING Romawood’s short films (Sami Mustafa, XZ)

Sami Mustafa presents a selection of four short films and a longer documentary, all of which originated at Romawood, his film production company and NGO. Romawood works closely with the local Roma community in Prishtina, Kosovo, and organises one of the few existing Roma film festivals, the Rolling Film Festival. Apart from short fictional pieces produced by 13 to 16-year-olds with a mobile phone camera, the subject matter of the films ranges from stories of displacement and rejection in Slovenia to stories about the efforts of an NGO activist to a story about 161 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families who lost their home villages in the Kosovo conflict.

 

Sun, 02.06, 15:00 | .CHB Panorama Hall

SCREENING + READING Lunik IX + Rokerenna (Artur Conka, GB; Damian Le Bas, GB)

Making films on a low budget or none at all – this is not only a problem facing Roma filmmakers. Damian Le Bas and Artur Conka, two filmmakers living in England, will show their own short films and talk about the challenges of making artistic films on a tight budget. The documentary film Lunik IX, which depicts the everyday life in one of the biggest Roma communities in Slovakia, is a stark contrast to Rokerenna, a filmic rendition of a poem. To demonstrate the connection between the differing artistic media, Damian Le Bas will recite poems that have inspired his work.

                                                                                                                    

Sun, 02.06.2013, 17:00| Café in the .CHB

PERFORMANCE Hilton Hotel (Hamze Bytyci, KOS; Shermin Langhoff, D; Khenan Emini, D)

Late one night, a theatre director, a spiritual activist and an actress (Shermin Langhoff, Hamze Bytyci, Khenan Emini) manage to get the last available room in a hotel; then they have to figure out their sleeping arrangement in one double bed. How do ‘minority’ and ‘majority’ societies approach one another? What do they have to say to one another? Embedded in the interactive radio programme Radio Choreli, the audience can participate in collectively getting to know one another, ask questions and request songs.

 

Sun, 02.06, 20:30 | .CHB Panorama Hall

SCREENING La BM du seigneur (Jean-Charles Hue, F)

Fred, the protagonist of the feature film La BM du Seigneur, lives with his Yeniche community in a trailer park in northern Paris. Like most of the members of the community, he earns his living from petty theft and he has a hankering for drink. One night he encounters a white stray dog and interprets it as a sign from heaven. He then decides that he is going to change his life and to stop stealing and drinking. But his fellow Yeniche think his change of heart is outrageous – and the strength of the ties between Fred and his people is put to the test. After the film a talk will take place with the director Jean-Charles Hue.

 

The following pieces from the Cineromani Audiovisual Days will continue to be on display after the show’s first weekend is over:

Opening hours and entry fee: Mon–Fri 10:00–19:00, Sat–Sun 14:00–19:00,  free admission

 

31.05 – 30.06.2013 | .CHB Moholy-Nagy Studio Gallery

INSTALLATION Call the witness (Katalin Bársony, HU)

Call the witness by Katalin Bársony is an audiovisual installation based on the notion that the illusion of having face-to-face contact with a person associated with being closed off from the outside world generates an intimate and immediate emotional connection. This space provides a forum for showing the reality of a situation that the audience of traditional media would usually turn its back on in everyday life. Visitors set out on a virtual journey into the world of the Roma and actively participate in it by learning Romani.

 

31.05 – 30.06.2013 | .CHB Entrance

INSTALLATION Safe European Home? (Delaine and Damian Le Bas, GB; Gabi Jimenez, E; Ivor Stodolsky [Perpetuum Mobile], FIN)

The walk-in installation Safe European Home? by the Roma couple Delaine and Damian Le Bas calls attention to underlying symptoms of the increasing social insecurity and inequality in Europe while simultaneously initiating a discussion about which measures must be taken to create equality among minority groups such as the Roma. The installation focuses on the tensions that exist between voluntary and forced mobility. The latter phenomenon accurately reflects the reality facing many Roma, as they often do not see mobility as a luxury, but as a social and economic necessity. This installation was exhibited for the first time in 2011 in front of the Parliament Building in Vienna as part of the Roma Protokoll exhibition curated by Suzana Milevska in the Parliament’s Press Centre.

31.05 – 30.06.2013 |.CHB Foyer

PHOTO SERIES Dialogue with Carmen (Lidija Mirković, SRB)

In order to find out more about ‘typical gypsies’, the slum inhabitants and garbage collectors, while exposing the clichés about the Roma community propagated by society and the media, Lidija Mirković spent nine months living in Belleville, one of the biggest Roma slums in Belgrade. While there, she not only made her documentary film Slumdogs (screening on 01.06 at the .CHB), but also created the portrait series Dialogue with Carmen. In this series, she applied the stereotype of the fiery gypsy woman to the film’s female protagonists in Belleville. In her work, this offensive filmmaker – who explicitly refers to herself as a gypsy woman – makes her desire clear: to regain the sovereignty of interpreting her own culture.

 

31.05 – 30.06.2013 | .CHB Foyer

INFOTHEK Cineromani TV

If Roma filmmakers were to make a TV programme, what would it be like? In the media library in the foyer, a ‘living room’ with a television next to a small library invites viewers to stop and veg out for a while. Nine different channels will show videos with background information about the protagonists, the projects and the pieces. An invitation to make yourself at home and take a glance behind the scenes.

 

 

 
 
 

II. CINEROMANI – WORKSHOPS AT THE .CHB | 03 – 06.06.2013 [closed]

Eight filmmakers and their current documentary film projects will meet face-to-face with four experts in private workshops and further develop their projects while also receiving advice from the experts. There will be two evening screenings during which successful films will be discussed based on factors, like the portrayal of characters, to illuminate specific ideas using concrete examples.


PUBLIC PROGRAMME

 

04.06., 18:00, .CHB Panorama Hall

SCREENING Goodbye, how are you?

Goodbye, how are you? (2009, S, 60 min, OmengU) shows the wittiest, blackest satirical aphorisms of the modern era in this Serbian travelogue detailing how citizens use language to critique – and resist – the madness of politics. A fascinating essay-film in the tradition of Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard, and a primer on Balkan intellectual thought, resistance, and history.

 

 

 
 
 

III. CINEROMANI – RETROSPECTIVE: Poetics and Politics | 01-22.06.2013

This retrospective rises to the challenge of presenting Roma films in a historical survey that does not simply consist of an inventory of stereotypical images. The curators of the retrospective – the filmmaker and festival organiser Sami Mustafa and the film historian Andrea Pócsik ­– have adopted a perspective that creates a dialogue among the various constructions of the Roma image, questions the legitimacy of conventional representational strategies, and directs our attention to what is visible and what is not.

 

Sat, 01.06, 19:00 OPENING:

Film + Talk

Großstadt Zigeuner (D 1932, László Moholy-Nagy, 11‘)

Korkoro / Liberté (F 2010, Tony Gatlif, 106’)

A podium discussion will take place after the screening.

Sun, 02.06, 16:00

Das Mädchen ohne Vaterland (D 1912, Urban Gad, 29‘)

The Kid (USA 1921, Charles Chaplin, 68‘) with musical accompaniment

Sun, 02.06, 18:30

Me, My Gypsy Family and Woody Allen (I 2009, Ilona Halilovic, 50’)

Lepa Dijana / Pretty Dyana (SRB 2003, Boris Mitič, 45’)

Tue, 04.06, 20:00

Fri., 21.06., 21:00

Att vara Zigenare / Zigeuner sein (S 1970, Peter Nestler, 45‘)

Auf Wiedersehen im Himmel (D 1994, Romani Rose, Michael Krausnick, 47‘)

Wed, 05.06, 20:00

Tue, 11.06, 20:00

Dom za ve Šanje / Time of the Gypsies (YU 1988, Emir Kusturica, 142’)

 

Thu, 06.06, 20:00

Me, My Gypsy Family and Woody Allen (I 2009, Ilona Halilovic, 50’)

Kenedi se vraća kući / Kenedi Goes Back Home (SRB 2004, Želimir Žilnik, 90’)

Fri, 07.06, 21:00

Mire bala kale hin / Tales from the Endless Road Part I. The Romany Mirror (FIN/CZ/NL 2002, Katariina Lillqvist, 9’)

When the Road Bends - Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (E/F/D/J 2007, Jasmine Dellal, 110’)

Sat, 08.06, 18:30 Fri, 14.06, 18:30

Cigányok / Gypsies (H 1962, Sándor Sára, 17‘)

Cséplő Gyuri / Gyuri (H 1978, Pál Schiffer, 90‘)

Sat, 08.06, 21:00

Fri, 14.06, 21:00

Nekem az élet teccik nagyon / I Think Life’s Great Fun (H 1975, Katalin Macskássy, 11’)

Skuplači perja / I Even Met Happy Gypsies (YU 1968, 92’)

Sun, 09.06, 18:30

The Spanish Dancer (USA 1923, Herbert Brenon, 105‘) with musical accompaniment

Sun, 09.06, 20:30 Wed, 19.06, 20:00

Szafari (H 2001, Róbert Pölcz, Boglárka Pölcz, 9‘)

Blestemul Ariciului / The Curse of the Hedgehog (RO 2004, Dumitru Budrala, 93’)

Wed, 12.06, 20:00

Korkoro / Liberté (F 2010, Tony Gatlif, 106‘)

Sat, 15.06, 19:00

Fri, 21.06, 19:00

Wir sind Sinti Kinder und keine Zigeuner (BRD 1981, Katrin Seybold / Melanie Spitta, 22‘)

Angelus Mortis (D 2007, Simon Ritzler, 37‘)

Phabaj Berlin (H/D 2012, Árpád Bogdán, 10‘)

Sat, 15.06, 21:00  Thu, 20.06, 20:00

Boldog új élet / Happy New Life (H 2006, Árpád Bogdán, 80’)

 

Sun, 16.06, 18:30

Cigán / Gypsy (SK 2011, Martin Šulik, 90’)

 

Sun, 16.06, 20:30             

Mire bala kale hin / Tales from the Endless Road Part I-VI (FIN/CZ/NL 2002, Katariina Lillqvist, 6x9’)

Tue, 18.06, 20:00

Lepa Dijana / Pretty Dyana (SRB 2003, Boris Mitič, 45’)

Kenedi se vraća kući / Kenedi Goes Back Home (SRB 2004, Želimir Žilnik, 90’)

Sat, 22.06, 19:00

Cigán / Gypsy (SK 2011, Martin Šulik, 90’)

A podium discussion will take place after the screening.

 

CINEROMANI @ FilmFestival Cottbus | 5. - 10.11.2013

The focus of this years’ FilmFestival Cottbus presents a film programme with current feature and documentary films by and about Roma, Sinti, Tsigane, Menouche, Gypsies, Jenische, Gitanos, Travellers... this is complemented by the framework programme with concerts, discussions and more at the 23 edition of FilmFestival Cottbus. Detailed Information about the programme will be found from end of summer 2013 on: www.filmfestivalcottbus.de

 

 

 
 
 

Cineromani is a project of Balassi Institute – Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, in cooperation with Zeughauskino in the German Historical Museum, FilmFestival Cottbus and connecting cottbus, supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Hungarian Ministry of Human Ressources, Hungarian Cultural National Fund and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.