Weekend plans: AKE DIKHEA?

Festival of Roman film in Berlin

The first Roma film festival AKE DIKHEA? will take place in Berlin from October 19th to 22nd. The films in the festival focus on the life of Roma in Europe –and surprisingly, have a lot to say about European society as a whole.

The AKE DIKHEA? film festival, which takes place on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the inauguration of the memorial to the Sinti and Roma murdered during the nazi era, evaluates the films by three criteria: authenticity, individuality and social relevance. As the artistic director of the Hamze Bytyci Festival emphasises, a new, authentic imagery must finally assert itself in the film landscape. That’s why Roma from all over Europe have submitted their films to the festival, and also why the festival jury is mainly composed of Roma filmmakers.

In addition to important films, the festival programme includes a panel discussion and a workshop on the representation of Roma in film, screenings for schools and a film workshop for young people about film as a means of self-empowerment. Discussions with the filmmakers, who will be present at most of the screenings, will of course not be missing.

The festival is organized by the Berlin-based Roma self-organizationRomaTrial and in cooperation with the oldest cinema in Germany, Moviemento, the agency Journey 2 Creation, the self-organized filmschool filmArche, the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe, the Evangelical Academy of Berlin and Landesrat der Roma und Sinti, RomnoKher Berlin-Brandenburg.

Further information can be found on the official website at http://roma-filmfestival.com/

(Excerpt from the press release of AKE DIKHEA?)

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