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Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, Fall

American Gypsy: They Fought the Law and the Lore Won
American Gypsy: They Fought the Law and the Lore Won(American Gypsy: A Stranger In Everybody's Land, Jasmine Dellal, U.S., 1999)1As with many films that rely on funding from charitable bodies, American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everybody's Land, was a long...
A Way Forward for Gypsies
A Way Forward for Gypsies(Angela, My Love, Robert Duvall, U.S. 1983)1Angelo My Love, directed by Robert Duvall in 1983, was probably the first full-length film made west of Vienna to focus exclusively on the Roma and to feature large chunks of their...
Between Distance and Proximity: Film Images and After-Images of the Genocide of the Romanies1
Film, distance and objectificationThe act of viewing film and photographs brings us nearer to those portrayed but also emphasizes the distance between the real people and their celluloid reflections. This process of objectification effected by technology...
Desire Ltd: Romanies, Women, and Other Smugglers in Carmen
A fetish masks the absence but not hermetically or permanently.Hamid Nancy (1993, 97)'She was lying, señor, as she always lied. I wonder whether that girl ever spoke one word of truth in her life' (1963 [1845, 24]). With these words, Antonio (Antonio...
Devils and Angels: Representation of Gypsies and Poles in Diably, Diably
Devils and Angels: Representation of Gypsies and Poles in Diably, Diably(Diably, Diably/Devils, Devils. Dorota Kedzierzawska, Poland, 1991)1Against the background of many European cinemas, such as Yugoslavian, Romanian, Hungarian or Irish, the theme...
Filmography: More Romani-Themed Films
Amari Bon onze schoondochter/ Aman Bori-Our Daughter in LawNetherlands, 1998, Grietje Relier and Paul Ofner. 25 min.Documentary highlighting important aspects of present-day diasporic experience. The family of young Gusti, a Rom from the Netherlands,...
How Modernity Shaped Early Film Melodrama
How Modernity Shaped Early Film Melodrama 2001. Melodrama and modernity: early sensational cinema and its contexts. Ben Singer. New York: Columbia University PressBen Singer's Melodrama and modernity is a fascinating, ambitious book that will be of great...
Images of Romanies in Cinema: A Rough Sketch?
I took up editing this special issue on images of Romanies in international cinema, relying on my expertise in Eastern European and Balkan film, thinking that it was within this group that most Romani-themed films abound. It did not take long to realise,...
Quintessential Strangers: The Representation of Romanies and Jews in Some Holocaust Films
I sat through nearly ten hours of Claude Lanzmann's magnificent film Shoah hoping to collect some Gypsy references, but to no avail . . . we, too, need a documentary like Shoah.Ian Hancock (1987, 13)I want to be able to watch epics such as Schindler's...
Recovering Art in the Language of Cinema
Recovering Art in the Language of Cinema 2003. The visual turn: classical film theory and art history. Ed. Angela Dalle Vacche. Rutgers University Press.While cinema was finding its language as a medium, it turned to art and photography for methods of...
Representation and Memory in Les Princes
Representation and Memory in Les Princes(Les Princes, Tony Gatlif, France, 1983)1Brought up on the outskirts of Algiers, French director Michel Dahamani (Tony) Gatlif (born 1948) comes from a sedentarised Romani family of Andalucian origin who moved...
Romani Images: A Film Director's Diary
This evening a total stranger called me from San Francisco to ask when I could come to make a film about his family. Tm a Gypsy,' he said, 'if you put my family on television, you can show how the real Gypsies live.' I am a British filmmaker living in...
Ruzové Sny
Ruzové sny(Pink-tainted Dreams, Dusan Hanák, Czechoslovakia, 1976)1Ruzové sny is the third feature length film of Slovak director Dusan Hanàk. It was made in the period of the so-called 'normalization,' eight years after the Prague Spring of 1968.As...
Screen Gypsies
'The problem is the way they say, 'Gypsy.' At that very same moment, I will say, 'Gadjo.'"József Choli Daróczi, Hungarian Romani1 poet and activist2(1) "The Gypsy' and the Problem of Representing the NationWhen I translate the Hungarian phrase 'vászoncigányok'...
Shadows of the Ancestors
Shadows of the Ancestors(Skupljaci perja/ I Even Met Happy Gypsies. Aleksandar Petrovic, Yugoslavia, 1967)1Aleksandar Petrovic's film Skupljaci perja/I Even Met Happy Gypsies (Yugoslavia, 1967) is of double significance for the history of (ex)Yugoslav...
Silvio Soldini's Un'Anima Divisa in Due: Some Things Are More Important Than Happiness
Silvio Soldini's Un'Anima Divisa in Due: Some Things Are More Important Than Happiness(A Soul Divided in Two. Silvio Soldini, Italy/Switzerland, 1993)1Travelers as well are experiencing a loss of identity: since nomadism is no longer accepted, since...
Sinologically Challenged
Sinologically Challenged 2002. New Chinese cinema: challenging representations. Sheila Cornelius and Ian Haydn Smith, Wallflower Press.With the emergence of films from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong in the international film festival circuit since the 1980s,...
Tchernata Lyastovitsa
Tchernata Lyastovitsa(The Black Swallow, Georgy Dyulgerov, Bulgaria/France/Hungary 1997)1I first saw this film two years ago; a friend had videotaped it from the Bulgarian satellite TV channel. 'It's about Gypsies,' she told me. 'Directed by Georgy Dyulgerov.'...
The Art of Film-Going
The Art of Film-going 2001. Sure seaters: the emergence of art house cinema. Barbara Wilinsky. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.What is an art film? A film shown in an art house. What is an art house? A theater that shows art films. These might...
The Celluloid Drom: Romani Images in Russian Cinema
In comparison to the West, there is not much material documenting the life of Romanies in Russia, and traditionally they have not made films about themselves. Various regional TV stations have produced documentaries on the Romanies that, in most cases,...
The End of Independence
The End of Independence 2001. The end of cinema as we know it: American film in the nineties. Ed. Jon Lewis. New York: New York University PressIn his introduction, Jon Lewis explains that the subjects of the essays commissioned for The end of dnema...
The Gypsies of Svinia
The Gypsies of Svinia(The Gypsies of Svinia, John Paskievich, Canada, 19981The Gypsies of Svinia begins and ends with images of a blind girl sitting among her friends singing, alone and a capella, a delicately beautiful but untranslated song. These two...
The Stranger in a City Filled with Strangers: Moholy-Nagy's Urban Gypsies
In April 1932, László Moholy-Nagy shot a number of rolls of 16 mm film stock over several days in the Berlin neighbourhoods of Wedding and Weissensee on the grounds of the encampments that were inhabited by Roma and Sinti at that time in Berlin.1 The...
Witnesses and Commentators: Romani Character in Ko to Tamo Peva
Witnesses and Commentators: Romani Character in Ko to tamo peva(Ko to tamo peva /Who is Singing Over There? Slobodan Sijan, Yugoslavia, 1980)1Narratives centred on Romanies or featuring Romani characters in important roles have been a recurring theme...