Virtual Panel discussion: „We Share the Same Sky“

19:00 - 20:30 Uhr

The virtual panel discussion entitled „We Share the Same Sky“, like the film festival it accompanies, focuses on films that highlight the unspeakable suffering of Roma and Sinti communities.

In the past, films about Roma were frequently staged and designed to appeal to the Western imagination. This representation is still dominant. Since the 1980s Romani directors began to play an active role in defining the Genocide of European Roma and Sinti, a period of European history that had been relegated to silence.

Intervention by Romani authors or film directors into this biased representation can therefore be understood as counter culture.

More information about the Virtual Film Screening.


  • Jekatarina Dunajeva: moderator of the discussion and academic expert for the Film Section of RomArchive
  • Katalin Barsony: award-winning documentary filmmaker and curator of the collection „We Share the Same Sky“
  • Radmila Mladenova: historian and author of the book „Patterns of Symbolic Violence. The Motif of ‚Gypsy‘ Child-theft across Visual Media“
  • André Raatzsch: curator of the Picture Section of RomArchive and head of the Documentation Department at the Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg