Film screening: The Roma minorities on film
Two critically acclaimed documentaries that portray the life of the Roma minorities in Bulgaria and Romania will be presented during this special day of film screening dedicated to the Roma minorities at Cinemateket in Oslo.
During the film screening, two important documentaries telling the story of the Roma minorities will be presented. Bread and TV is an internationally acclaimed film by the Bulgarian director Jackie Stoev. Stoev meets Bobby, the founder of the first independent Roma TV station in Bulgaria. Bobby delivers bread during the day, and makes television broadcasts in the evening. The second film, Toto and his sisters, by the Romanian director Alexander Nanau, is a critically acclaimed documentary. The film has won 13 international awards, and tells the story of Toto and his two siblings as they struggle to maintain a minimum level of normality in an everyday marked by drugs, poverty and a monstrous mother.
After each film screening there will be a short Q&A session.
The event will be held in English.
The film screening is supported by the EEA and Norway Grants, and is organised by the Bulgarian and Romanian NGO Programme, together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sofia and Bucharest - and in partnership with the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.