For twenty years Romedia Foundation’s mission has been to challenge the discrimination faced by the Roma people in Hungary and across Europe.
As a general matter, public opinion does not recognize the Roma and Sinti as victims of the Holocaust. Roma are thus deprived of the protection that historic memory would give them. Romedia Foundation believes that the moral consequences of the Nazi genocide have to be extended to the Roma and Sinti: only by acknowledging the past, we can understand how hatred of the present represents a deeper threat.
The 3rd edition of the Dosta !-Congress Prize for Municipalities that have implemented innovative and creative initiatives to effectively ensure the long-term integration of the Roma and Traveller communities within their borders, while respecting the diversity of these communities and ensuring their active participation in democratic life, is now open.
On 8 April, the Roma gypsy community in Scotland celebrate a day dedicated to their culture and way of life. Music and song is part of every day Roma life, with children learning to play a variety of instruments from as early as three years old.
Young Roma people from Govanhill in Glasgow travel to Castlemilk Youth Complex every week to play traditional Roma songs and to create rap music in their native Slovakian language. Amazingly, all the musicians are self-taught and don't restrict themselves to one instrument, moving from drums, to guitar, to keyboard.
Lecce, 9-10 March 2011, Cantieri Teatrali Koreja The basic creative and aesthetic postulate of Koreja Theatre and the work of the theatre on the social and training program In these years Koreja Theatre have realized special projects within the field of the ‚Äúsocial theatre‚Äù and often worked with young people from the suburbs, with deviant problems.
Between 2‚Äì5 March 2011, Rolling Film Festival will showcase, for the second time, more than 30 films made by and about Roma from all over the world. History, culture, art, hardships and joyfulness, life dramas and the simpleness of everyday life will come alive, to you, through the camera lenses of brilliant directors, to the screens of Rolling. Discussions between audience, artists, academics, and guests will follow screenings. Not only documentary movies, but for the first time, Rolling will showcase the "dreams" of young Roma - recreated in their short mobile phone films.