Date: 21st October 2017
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Place: Lounge in Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
In English language
No fee


In recent years many films about Roma have been produced – most having good intentions to sensitize and educate yet we continue to see the same images of the stranger, begging people, neglected children, the occasional musician and beautiful, young dancer. It’s rare for a film to show that other narratives are possible. But how are they possible? Is it even still possible to make films about Roma?



Gaby Babić
born in Frankfurt am Main in 1976 she studied Theatre, Film and Media Sciences, German Philology and Political Sciences. She worked at the Goethe-Institut Sarajevo and as a research fellow at the University of Konstanz. Since 2008 she is a freelance film curator and culture manager for several film festivals and cultural institutes. From 2010 until September 2017 she was the head of goEast, Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, in Wiesbaden.




Damian Le Bas
born 1985 in England is a writer, poet, and occasional filmmaker. He studied Theology at Oxford University and worked for four years as an editor of Travellers’ Times. In his short films, he is passionate about the promotion and artistic use of the Romani language. Damian received a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction in 2016. His first book, THE STOPPING PLACES will be published in 2018.


Andrea Pócsik Ph.D.
Senior lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Her main research areas are film, cultural and Romani studies and media archaeology. Her most recent research about Roma representation in film and media has been just published in a book titled PASSING – THE (AN)ARCHAEOLOGY OF ROMA IMAGE MAKING. Her academic activities are devoted to purposes of domesticating engaged scholarship and building cultural resistance, working out new higher education methods of teaching film, media and cultural studies. In 2011 she founded Roma Visual Lab, and she has been working as a film curator in many film events and as academic expert in RomArchive.


Galya Stoyanova
photographer, documentary film director, lawyer and member of the International Romani Film Commission. She completed a six-month training internship at the Romedia Foundation in Budapest, where she developed her first short documentary PAGES OF MY BOOK. She worked at Romedia Foundation as director assistant. Currently, she is developing a documentary for the Bulgarian Roma LGBT community focusing on women’s perspective.