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roma quixote - still
1.9.2013

In the very begining of the film Valery Lekov recites part of his own poem. The proem is translated by Alexander Marinov - Sancho.

 

Roma Quixote

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piazza
18.6.2013

It's been two years since I started to write little stories about my first experiences with the Roma neighborhood in Kyustendil. Reading it now I see a sort of naiveté regarding the Roma matters, which by the way, was eliminated by a serious shooting...

17.1.2012

Paging through the wedding album from a Roma wedding. It was very touching for me to feel the paper of the photos. I’m usually laughed at when saying that I am opposed to digital photos ... So painstakingly arranged and described photos ... formally...

17.1.2012

I was really excited. What would it be? How would it be! Would the team pull together?
My brightest moment would remain the one that we all got into a cart and made ​​the evening tour of the neighborhood. We were all close to each other and close to...

17.1.2012

It was emotional New Year’s Eve, and the day – a long one.

In the morning I left my colleagues and I went to one of the local Protestant churches. I did it because of courtesy, and to rest and warm up myself. There were a lot of people - mostly...

17.1.2012

Amazingly, the houses were clean! We managed to offend a Roma woman, because we stepped twice on the carpet with muddy shoes and just at New Year's Eve. The people use to say, "Do not let filmmakers enter your home", having in mind the damages that the...

17.1.2012

In the beginning I was very motivated for shooting, concentrated and enthusiastic. Then I started to get disappointed. For Roma people the word meant nothing. For them there was nothing certain, defined... there was no single moment when you can relax...

8.12.2011

I am writing again as a continuation of the post “Nice but Void of Green”. Looking at the pant pots – there is a progress!

24.7.2011

When we visited the neighborhood in the autumn, we waded in mud in the lower part – deep and stinky as if coming from a leak in a yard toilet. In the spring we found the neighborhood streets, just wide enough for a cart to pass by, covered in gravel. “...

24.7.2011

Every time I visit the neighborhood, I’m more and more convinced that some factual claims need to be justified by a triple expertise. That is, at least three Roma people from different classes need to present their versions of the same story. However,...

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