Budapest, 6 March 2009
TheRomediaFoundation, a Budapest-based civil organization (www.mundiromani.com), and Amnesty International (www.amnesty.hu) initiated a video campaign on Roma women with the support of Duna Television (www.dunatv.hu) and the Decade of Roma Inclusion (www.romadecade.org).
The 4-minute spot, produced for International Women’s Day 2009, features flashes of the personal history of five Roma human rights activists from all over Europe along with footage from Roma settlements across the continent. In these times of crisis, as social cohesion is greatly endangered by the multiplication of acts of extreme violence against Roma in Hungary and elsewhere, the campaign exhorts the public to respect Roma in all their complexity.
A 30-second Hungarian version of the spot is being screened from 6th to 10th March 2009 on hundreds of public screens across Hungary.
Directed by Csaba Farkas and Katalin Bársony
Music by Babos Project Romani
Lyrics by Ágnes Daróczi
Katalin Bársony – Romedia Foundation
+36 30 532 84 21
katalin.barsony [at] mundiromani [dot] com
Marion Kurucz – Romedia Foundation
+36 30 906 68 67
marion.kurucz [at] mundiromani [dot] com