Miri Fajta

Direction
Year 
2020
Country
  • Czech Republic 
Runtime
73min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

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

Details

  • Original Title
    Miri fajta
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Martin Chlup, Petr Kačírek
  • Cast
    Robin Stria, David Stria, Sabina Bendová, Kristína Richterová, Nick Budai...
  • Cinematography
    Petr Kačírek
  • Editing
    Evženie Brabcová
  • Music
    Tomáš Vtípil
  • Sound
    Martin Chlup, Michal Gazdag
  • Runtime
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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