DJ HUTZ BACK FROM BRASIL IN MEHANATA FOR THE OPENING OF
THIRD ANNUAL NY GYPSY HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL.
PARTY ALL NIGHT WITH MUSIC FILM AND WILD GUESTS.
October 1-7 2009
Mehanata Bulgarian Bar
113 Ludlow St. NY
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 33 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, Director of The Romani Archives and Documentation Center and former Roma representative to the UN Economic and Social Council And Member of the International Romani Parliament. Ian Hancock (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 Roma people.
So come and join us for a closer look at the undeniable beauty of the Gypsy people!