"Time of the Gypsies" for the Syrian refugees

sygy1 300On the occasion of 8 April International Roma Day, Kırkayak Cultural Center in Gaziantep, Turkey screens "Gypsy movies" throughout the month.

Titled "Time of the Gypsies" in reference to the movie by Emir Kusturica, the weekly screenings are dedicated to the Gypsy refugees of the Syrian war. The event aims to commemorate the "Gypsies" who died in the Syrian war and others who had to flee to countries including Turkey

"Gypsy movies", as defined by the organizers, from around the world will be shown every wednesday. The first movie of the series, "Latcho Drom" (1993 - France) by Tony Gatlif, was screened on 1 April.

The event continued on 8 April with "I Even Met Happy Gypsies" (1967 - Yugoslavia) by Aleksandar Petrović, which won the Special Grand Prize of the Jury and the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award fo Best Foreign Language Film.

sygy2 300The program goes on with "Cygan" (2011 - Czech Republic, Slovakia) by Martin Sulik, which follows "Hamlet"s template while depicting the life of the Roma in Slovakia; "When Father Was Away in Business" (1985 - Yugoslavia) by Emir Kusturica, awarded with the Palme d'Or and FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes; and "The Shutka Book of Records" (2005 - Czech Republic, Serbia and Montenegro) by Aleksandar Maniç, a documentary about the village of Shutka in Macedonia.

Kırkayak Cultural Center, with the screenings of these movies, "calls attention to the racism, discrimination and intolerance against and to gain awareness to the Gypsies".

 

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