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FILM CATEGORIES

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LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
14 films
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR


Relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbors — for a thousand years, Roma have been our equals and our contemporaries, even if we didn’t always treat them that way. Up to now, an Orientalist, exoticizing tradition has dominated the films made about Roma: black and white images lost in time and space overlaid with a voiceover or a distant, anthropological filter that is more interested in our differences than in our common humanity. This year One World Romania tries to counteract this tradition dedicating the central program to a surprising selection of films not only about Roma, but especially with Roma and, most importantly, by Roma. Archival retrievals done with reverence and sensitivity by major figures of European documentary (”Being Gypsy”, ”Before the Leaves Fall”) will be screened side by side with old and new titles about major figures of Roma history (”Django Reinhardt”, ”Taikon”), with exceptional recent films whose artistic and emotional intelligence awaken activist possibilities (”Acasă: My Home”, ”A Lua Platz”) and, last but by no means least, finally, in 2020, charming and diverse films made by Roma filmmakers (”Latcho Drom”, ”Searching for the 4th Nail”, ”How Far the Stars”).

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

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