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Astra Film Festival

Astra Film Festival 2012


Wednesday 17th  and   Thursday  18th  OCTOBER 2012

ROMA STORIES - in romanian           

Examining the representation of Roma people in documentary filmmaking, this masterclass will especially consider the different perspectives and the dominant approaches within this medium. Thus, the relevant selected fragments of some documentary films will oppose various points of view portrayed in the commercial documentary and the social/anthropological film, and will be followed by the commentaries of the producers, who will decipher the meanings, the stakes and the corresponding technical methods. The subsequent round table discussions will then try to synthesize and to bring into debate the meanings and the impact of different held views about the Roma people, their social issues and their culture.



10.00 am - 1.00 pm

    - Opening and introduction (Vintilă Mihăilescu)
    - Films discussed: Britain’s child beggars (John Sweeney – BBC), One way trip (Mirel Bran)
    - Discussions. Commentators: Michael Stewart, Bogdan Iancu, Cătălina Tesar, Mirel Bran

2.00 am - 5.00 pm

     - Films discussed: Preafericiţii de la groapa de gunoi (Mihaela Michailov et. al.) Auf der Kipe (Andrei Schwartz)
     - Discussions. Commentators: Enikő Vincze, Mihaela Michailov, Ciprian Necula


10.00 am - 1.00 pm   Films: Adevărul despre Holocaust, Balul Ţiganilor, Ajutând pe Mihaela
  4.00 pm - 6.00 pm   Round table. Regards on Roma people. Participants: Vintilă Mihăilescu, Michael Stewart, Mircea Toma, Nicoleta Biţu, Dumitru Budrala, Laszlo Foszto. Moderator: Alfred Bulai