Uprooted - Children's Perspectives on Europe's Repatriation Policies
In October 2010, the chancellor Angela Merkel claimed that attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany had "utterly failed". From the perspective of children like Anita, Sedat and Nasmija, born and raised in Germany by parents who had fled the war-torn Kosovo at the beginning of the 1990's, the statement makes no sense. For them, there is no question about their nationality: they are German. Fifteen months ago, Sedat and Nasmija were deported from Germany. They are now bound to bear the inhuman conditions of a refugee camp in Kosovo...
Marion Kurucz is a French-Hungarian film producer at the Romedia Foundation. After starting out as a lawyer in 2005, she got involved in film production and produced all Romedia’s films and video projects since 2007. The Mundi Romani – the World through Roma Eyes series was broadcast monthly between 2007 and 2011 (forty-two episodes shot in twenty-eight countries) and won recognition worldwide for its innovative quality, cinematography and the untold stories the films uncovered. In 2010, the Mundi Romani series was awarded the UNESCO Prize for the Rapprochement of Cultures. Awards and nominations at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, the International Festival of Audiovisual Programmes (FIPA), the CIVIS Prize, etc., led to the creation of independent media campaigns, such as the “I’m a Roma Woman” campaign, and film projects, such as Uprooted (2011), nominated at the 8th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival, and the upcoming documentary drama, 3Brothers.
Mundi Romani - the World through Roma Eyes documentary series – 2007-2011Episodes of Mundi Romani: November 2007 – The Maya Family (Spain)Winner Best Visual Coverage Prize 20085th Ethnic Minority Film Festival, Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary December 2007 – Eastern Hungary – the Music of Parno Graszt February 2008 – Trapped – The Forgotten Story of the Mitrovica Roma (Kosovo)Nomination Best News Documentary 2008, 48th Monte Carlo Television Festival, MonacoNomination Best Reportage and Current Affairs 2009, 22nd Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA), FranceAward Best Television Production 2008, My Native Land Television Festival, Ukraine March 2008 – Jerusalem – the Domari of the Middle East March 2008 – Timisoara (Romania) April 2008 – Brussels – International Roma Day September 2008 – Lashi Vita (Italy)Nomination Best Documentary 2009, Festival des Libertés, Belgium October 2008 – Ukraine 2008 – School SegregationAward Best Visual Representation 2009, My Native Land, Ukraine November 2008 – Roma in Turkey – the Untold Struggle December 2008 – The Last Days of Sulukule (Turkey) January 2009 – South Serbia’s Empty Roads March 2009 – The Roma Intelligentsia (Macedonia, Kosovo) April 2009 – Roby Lakatos – A Portrait May 2009 – Ferenc Snétberger – A Portrait June 2009 – Hate on the Rise (Czech Republic, Hungary) September 2009 – Children of Selita (Albania) October 2009 – Filipas and Leftenia (Greece) November 2009 – Shelter and Palace (Greece) December 2009 – Romani Waltzer (Austria) January 2010 – Faces of Change February 2010 – Montenegro March 2010 – Bosnia and Herzegovina April 2010 – The Merchants of Cordoba (Spain)May 2010 – Voices of Jerez (Spain)June 2010 - Szendrőlád Confessions (Hungary)September 2010 - Walls of Shame (Slovakia)October 2010 – The Romen Theater (Russia)November 2010 – Guilty until Proven Innocent (France)December 2010 – Roma in RussiaJanuary 2011 – Mundi Romani ’s Musical Journey from India to AmericaFebruary 2011 – The Kosovo Roma Diaspora (Germany, France, Montenegro)March 2011 – Rahim Burhan - A PortraitApril 2011 – International Roma Day (Hungary)May 2011 – Coimbra Destinies (Portugal)June 2011 – Roma in PortugalOther films:Off the Beaten Path - Stories of the Balkan Roma (2009) Views from the Ground – the EU and Roma in the Western Balkans - 2010Uprooted - Children’s Perspectives on Europe’s Repatriation Policies - 2011Nominated 8th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival / Won Place in Top Three Child and Family AwardsCampaign videos:“I’m a Roma Woman” campaign video - 2009“I’m a Roma Woman” campaign video for Western Balkans – 2010
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