Conference on “Antigypsyism and film”

Conference, Day 1: 22 February 2018

Date: 22-23 February 2018
Venue: Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma – Berlin Office | Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz | Prinzenstr. 84.2. | 10969 Berlin | 3rd floor
Registration: Click here for the registration form, please register by 15th of February

09:00 Welcome and introduction to the conference [in German with English translation]

Romani Rose, Central Council of German Sinti and Roma
Dr. Markus End, Society for Research on Antigypsyism

9:20 am Panel 1: Analytical approaches to antigypsyism in films [in German with English translation]

André Raatzsch, Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma: Film and Ethics: Questions and Theses for an Emancipatory Turn
Radmila Mladenova, University of Heidelberg: On ‘gypsy’ films and their technology of truth production

10.30 pm Panel 2: Narrative patterns in movies and their origins [in German with English translation]

Chair: Jaqueline Roussety, Humboldt University of Berlin
Prof. Kirsten von Hagen, Giessen University: The Image of the ‘Gypsy’: Staged Alterity in Film
Dr. Hilde Hoffmann, Ruhr-University Bochum: Continuities in the cinematic representation of European Roma

12:30 lunch break

2:00 pm Panel 3: Feature Film and History [in German with English translation]

Chair: Daniela Gress, University of Heidelberg
Dr. Frank Reuter, University of Heidelberg: Constructions of the ‘Gypsy Woman’ in Nazi movies: A comparative Analysis
Martin Holler, Humboldt University of Berlin: Representation of the Roma Holocaust in Soviet and Russian Film
Prof. Iulia-Karin Patrut, University of Flensburg: From Kusturica to Radu Jude: Aferim! as an innovative cinematic representation

4:00 pm break
4:30 pm OPPOSE OTHERING! Workshop with filmmakers [in German and in English]

Rebecca Podlech, goEast Festival: Keynote Speech
with Eszter Hajdú, Sándor Mester (film Judgment in Hungary), Tayo Awosusi-Onutor (film Phral mende – about us)

18:30 pm end / dinner

 

Conference, Day 2: 23 February 2018

Date: 22-23 February 2018
Venue: Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma – Berlin Office | Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz | Prinzenstr. 84.2. | 10969 Berlin | 3rd floor
Registration: Click here for the registration form, please register by 15th of February

9:00 am Panel 4: Representations of Roma in feature and documentary films [in English]

Chair: Dr. Anna Mirga-Kruselnicka, European Roma Institute of Arts and Culture
Dr. William Hope, University of Salford, Manchester: The Roma in Italian documentary films
Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang, University of Cincinnati: Roma and African-American Filmic Representation: A Diachronic Comparison
Prof. Matthias Bauer, University of Flensburg: Peter Nestler’s depiction of the everyday life of Roma and Sinti
Mária Bogdán, Central European University: The visible stranger: The concept of the hero in the construction of Roma identity

11:00 am break

11:15 am Panel 5: Good intentions are not good enough: truth claims in fiction films, impact and reception [in English]

Chair: Dr. Ismael Cortez, Jaume I University, Madrid
Dr. Andrea Pócsik, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest: The (An) Archeology of Roma Image Making: Berlin, 1932
Pavel Brunßen, Technical University of Berlin: What remains of the debate on Nelly’s Adventure (Nelly’s Adventure)? Theses, Reflections, and Outlook
Laura Jacobs, University of Amsterdam: Media reception and impact on attitudes toward Roma in society
William Bila, La voix des Rroms: The film A Bras Ouvert (With Open Arms): Antigypsyism in French cinema and its reception in public discourses

1:00 pm lunch break

2:00 pm Panel 6: Similarities and Differences [in German with English translation]

Chair: Dr. Yasemin Shooman, Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin
Dr. Lea Wohl von Haselberg, Film University Babelsberg: Between stereotype and antisemitism. Jewish figures in German film and television
Karina Griffith, University of Toronto: What does producing mean for us?

3.30 pm Conference commentary: reflection and insights [in German with English translation]

Dr. Antonia Schmid, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
Prof. Rainer Schulze, University of Essex (tbc)

 

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