The Roma minorities on film

Join us for a special day of film screenings at Cinemateket in Oslo dedicated to the Roma minorities.

We have the pleasure of presenting you two critically acclaimed documentaries that portray the life of the Roma minorities in Bulgaria and Romania.

Bread and TV is an internationally acclaimed film by the Bulgarian director Jackie (Georgi) Stoev. Jackie Stoev meets Bobby, the founder of the first independent Roma TV station in Bulgaria. During the day Bobby delivers bread, in the evening he makes television broadcasts. Together with Bobby we dive into life in the so-called ‘ghetto’ of Kyustendil. “A very emotional, humorous film delivered almost without clichés.” (Ulli Gladik)

Toto and his sisters by the Romanian director Alexander Nanau, is a critically acclaimed documentary, winner of 13 international awards. In this film we meet Toto and his two siblings as they struggle to maintain a minimum level of normality in an everyday marked by drugs, poverty and a monstrous mother. “Romanian documentary Toto and His Sisters (Toto si surorile lui) is a great example of how fact can be far more captivating than fiction.” (Mary Leslie)

After each screening there will be a short Q&A session.

The event will be held in English. 

The screening is supported by the EEA and Norway Grants.
The screening is organized by the EEA NGO Programmes in Bulgaria and Romania together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sofia and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest and in partnership with the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.