The workshop is supplemented by a public event called COMPACT - Roma Film Night, organised by the Hungarian Romedia Foundation to celebrate the International Romani Day, taking place in Budapest on 8 April.
COMPACT, a public screening of the film Taikon, focuses on the group left behind by the society, the Roma minority. The documentary Taikon – the Untold Story of a Roma Freedom Fighter depicts a dramatic and vivid portrait of one of the most important advocators of human rights in the 20th century Europe setting against the backdrop of the developing Swedish welfare state. Taikon will be screened in Hungary for the first time.
The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion with the participation of Romani experts, who will not only present their experience as filmmakers and professionals but also as members of the Romani minority, who work on a daily basis for the empowerment of young Romani people in their close environments.
The Roma Film night is a collateral event of the RomArchive project, which is devised as a digital archive for the art of the Roma. It aims at becoming an internationally accessible virtual discursive space that makes the cultures and histories of the Roma visible. It is an ongoing international research project with different sections (film, visual art, performance, music, etc.).
This event is cofinanced by the CEI Cooperation Fund.
More information available here.