26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Miri fajta
Miri fajta
Miri fajta
Miri fajta

Miri fajta

director: Petr Kačírek, Martin Chlup
original title: Miri fajta
country: Czech Republic
year: 2020
running time: 73 min.

synopsis

The central figure of the documentary is Robin Stria, an amateur filmmaker who is trying to create the first Roma sitcom in the Czech Republic. Its title - Miri Fajta - means My Family in Romani, and the Romani creator wants to tell a story about Romani using Romani actors. At the same time, it offers him the opportunity to think more deeply about his identity and show it at a time when the issue of self-awareness is also a problem of representation, because Roma creators are scarce. The sitcom’s director is aware of the importance of representation in the media, and the documentary of which he is a hero points out the absence of minority performances, where they are not only the object of observation, but themselves become creative factors.


“Against the background of Robin’s painful efforts to create original Romani theater and film work, we also tried to examine what it actually means to be Romani in the Czech Republic today, and its specific forms are reflected in this personal portrait of not only Robin but also other members of his team.” M. Chlup, P. Kačírek, Doc.revue

Q&A with Petr Kačírek, Martin Chlup, Jan Hubáček and a protagonist Robin:

 

biography

Martin Chlup (1983) graduated from JAMU in Brno, and from 2010 to 2015 worked at the Museum of Romani Culture as a video documentarian. He addressed the Roma theme in the documentary trilogy A World Without Borders. Roma and Sports (2014) and the short drama Son (2016).


Petr Kačírek is a filmmaker and cinematographer. He graduated from JAMU and has worked on a number of film, theater, and radio projects. He collaborated with Martin Chlup on the film Son.

more about film

director: Petr Kačírek, Martin Chlup
producer: Jan Hubáček
editing: Evženie Brabcová
skladatel: Tomáš Vtípil
Ministerstvo kultury
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