THE GYPSY VOTE

CIGÁNI IDÚ DO VOLIEB

By Jaro VOJTEK

MANDALA PICTURES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

A documentary featuring the attempt by a Gypsy leader and his team to win elections in „white“ Slovakia. Flying temper, dance, and betrayal.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • SLOVAKIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jaro VOJTEK
    • Writer(s)
    • Jaro VOJTEK, Marek LEŠČÁK, Tomáš KAMINSKÝ
    • Producer(s)
    • Michal KOLLÁR (FOG'N'DESIRE FILMS), Tomáš KAMINSKÝ (Mandala Pictures), Viktor TAUŠ (FOG'N'DESIRE FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • A documentary film about the attempt of the Gypsy leader to win elections in “white” Slovakia.
      Vlado Sendrei, a Romani cultural and sports activist, decides to step out of the borders of his Romani community and candidate in the local elections as the official representative of his people. However, life is not a bed of roses, and Vlado faces surprising stumbling blocks along the way. Despite all the energy invested in the preparations, the Big Day – the Election Day turns original emotions upside down.
      Background:
      What are the odds that a Roma activist and his election team, stepping out of the Roma ghettoes, succeed in a society of “the whites”?
      A truly intimate and honest portrayal of the life of the Romani – Gypsy community in Slovakia.
      Romani, being a social group pushed to the edge of the society by the white majority tainted with prejudice, as well as coping with strong differences in opinions, actions and life-styles of the community itself, struggle to make their voice heard in the society they live in.
      The documentary follows a very important event for both sides of the society: A Gypsy politician fighting for a breakthrough in the political establishment.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2009
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