Hungary / Spain, 2019
Original version with English subtitles
Being Roma. Being queer. What is it like to live at the intersection of at least two identities? How does it feel to be a minority within a minority? “We, Queer Roma” is a search for answers; a film series that focuses on the media representation of LGBTQI Roma. In the first episode, Spanish activists Demetrio Gómez and Rosa María Quiroga Ramírez talk about their challenges, successes and lived experiences in their hometown, Valencia. Through Demetrio’s account, the audience gains insight into Valencia Critical Pride. By representing the real voices of local LGBTQI communities, Valencia Critical Pride offers an alternative to commercialized, mainstream Pride events.
László Farkas aka Gypsyrobot is a Hungarian media producer, DJ and Roma LGBTQI activist. He is the main organizer of the Roma LGBTQI float for Budapest Pride, which has inspired many other important Roma LGBTQI Pride movements in Europe. He is the founder and editor of the Queer Roma media project called “QRTV Europa”. He gained his experiences in communication, film and media production at one of Hungary’s largest television channels and as the social media team leader of a media agency. Based on his initiative, hashtags and QR codes were tested and used on screen in Hungarian television for the first time. In 2014, he was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by the Dr. Varga Jozsef Hungarian Rural Talent Encouragement Program as an “exemplary career starter”. Between 2015 and 2017, he was a member of the online jury in digital media awards for the leading Hungarian creative communications magazine, Kreativ.hu. László Farkas was nominated for the Hungarian Roma Press Center Prize called “Aranypánt-díj” which is awarded to successful Hungarian Roma youth. In 2018, he was one of the artists of the 1st Roma Biennale in Berlin.
Director: László Farkas
Cinematography: Samuel Sebastian
Sound: Roland Kiss
Editing: Samuel Sebastian
Music: Granada Boada
Production: László Farkas, Samuel Sebastian
SATURDAY, 18:30, followed by a Q&A with the director and one of the protagonists