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"Toto and his Sisters" documentary with many international awards by director Alexander Nanau

"Toto and his sisters," the work of Romanian director Alexander Nanau. Filmed in 2014, the film has so far won many international awards including a French Culture Award in the category of student cinema at the Cannes Film Festival.

The titular protagonists are ten-year-old Totonel and his teenage sisters, Andreea and Ana. The Roma children live in a run-down, one-room apartment, owned by their mother Siminca, who is in prison for selling heroin.

They are supposed to be taken care of by their mother’s brothers – but all they do is come to the place to shoot heroin. Ana is also an addict, and gets arrested for the same crime as her mother.

After this happens, Andreea and Toto are taken in by an orphanage. They both start learning to read and write – Andreea in her 15th year of life – and Toto discovers a talent and a passion: dancing with a local hip-hop dance group.

Ana returns from jail at one point – she cannot be sentenced because of a lack of evidence – and promises never to touch drugs again. But this noble attempt very soon ends up the way it usually does with heroin addicts.

Link: https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/264373/


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Travel exhibition "Race diagnosis: Gypsy"

The title of the exhibition points to the inhumane pseudoscientific categorization of Sinti and Roma by the Nazis. Popularly called "Gypsies" were considered "suhumanis".

About 500,000 Sinti and Roma were killed by 1945. In more than 40 exhibition panels and twelve information tables can be clear and comprehensively Entrechtungsprozess, genocide and postwar history nachvollziehen. In Magdeburg there were so-called a gypsy camp on the wrong path.

The most famous resident of the camp was Erna Lauenburger it was a model for Unku in 1931 in the children's book Ede and Unku Grete Weiskopf. The city of Magdeburg was one of the first cities to build a monument for Sinti and Roma.

In the park of Fürstenwall is not far from the cathedral designed in 1998 Magdeburg sculptor Wolfgang Roßdeutscher monument on the occasion of the 470 Magdeburg Sinti and Roma who were killed in concentration camps.


Link: https://www.focus.de/regional/magdeburg/magdeburg-wanderausstellung-rassendiagnose-zigeuner_id_10441795.html?fbclid=IwAR2g221-f2B0JXib18QgeCIUxZpXvsLAb6Hfs1Zmu7yEFhPlKMFR2F7-HCM

Rajko Djuric: The Decade of the Roma - the Slavic slaves of Europe

In the International Roma Organization, where I was president from 1990 to 2000, I claim at several international and European events in this period of Europe's largest national minorities may suffer from a "lack of virtue", but from a lack of law - human, civil and minority rights.

Regardless of whether the Roma live in the east or west, north or south of Europe, rich or poor countries, democratic or undemocratic countries, their lives and their position are no different.

In the picture that life can be seen on fingerprints of all barbaric times and historical phases, starting with slavery and feudalism through capitalism and a totalitarian system, ending with the negative consequences of transition and globalization.

National MP Dragoljub Micunovic said in a televised interview that Serbia's "train" is finally on the "track" that moves without turning to Europe.

It would be bad if the Roma remain in an unequal "wagon" of this composition, they live even more than a vile dream. Because it should not be forgotten: Europe is not governed by Europe, but by European spirit, whose fundamental values ​​are human rights and dignity. This should be the essence of the Roma Decade Program.

Link: http://arhiva.emins.org/srpski/dekada-roma?fbclid=IwAR1UuGHKGiZ5mJjpzqkPZP7HurI9xbBX4OXpDtFLMEyzTNdUsWeiSEIRzYo

 

Andalusia: Roma flamenco dance "La Zambry" wants to be on the UNESCO list as an intangible cultural heritage of Roma

Digital signatures are collected - a petition and UNESCO is required to recognize this style of dance as an artistic and historical value.

La Zambera dance as a form of Roma Flamenco is very active in Granada and Almeria has its deep roots in the Albaikin and Sacromonte areas, and efforts are being made to recognize UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Digital signatures are collected through the "Change.org" platform to invite UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization responsible for this type of declaration, to recognize this style, which, according to the petition's description, has its cradle in disadvantaged areas such as Alaicin and Sacromonte de Granada.

Its predecessors were economically poor Roma, but millionaires in art and artistic expression.

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