program

FILME

Being Gypsy

A fi țigan

67 films in 10 categories
Peter Nestler
Sweden
49'


1970
Photo Film

V.O.

Swedish

subtitles

Romanian, English

Original Title

Tickets

Att vara zigenare

CATEGORY

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

synopsis

The first shots show Roma portraits done in somber charcoal by Ot­to Pankok, whose work was declared “degenerate” art as soon as Adolf Hitler’s regime took power. Using as a starting point the commonalities of Nazi victims, Peter Nestler, one of the most important figures of German documentary filmmaking from the second half of the 20th century, starts out to trace the history of anti-Gypsism in Germany. In this documentary made during Nestler’s Swedish exile with his wife and co-author Zsó­ka Nestler, survivor testimonies and expert interviews, which Nestler brought forth in the middle of the public debate on denazification in Germany, serve as an indictment of the recent past, as a springboard for exploring the long history of persecution, isolation, and dehumanization of Roma, as well as evidence of the continuity between the deeds of the past and the present plight of the Roma in Europe. A somber, necessary film that is unfortunately prophetic for what followed after 1970. (by Mona Nicoară)

awards and festivals

États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France) 2017

distributor

Deutsche Kinemathek

POSTER

Main sponsor: Kaufland
Tickets: Eventbook
Mobility Partner: Autonom
Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

Some of the icons used in our website are from www.flaticon.com