Accepted Paper:

Roma Boys – The Love Story  
The Filmstream

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<em>Filmmaker: Rozalie Kohoutova, Czech Republic</em>

The film explores the taboo subject of homosexuality within a Roma community through the personal story of a Roma activist who happens to be gay. Though his job has earned him respect among his peers, the coming out jeopardizes his status. However, the desire to share his complex story prompted him to write a screenplay based on his life. Partly a documentary about his autobiographical script, the film switches between documentary and narrative story-telling. Owing to its distinctive style, the film offers a glimpse into the protagonist's world as he faces triple discrimination: as a Roma, as a gay man, and as a gay man in the Roma community.

30', 2009

Panel W104
Visual representation of crisis through ethnographic film