Virtual Film Screening Event 2020

From 1 – 7 August 2020 we invite everyone to watch exceptional documentary movies and feature films about the Genocide of Sinti and Roma, and Romani Resistance.
‼️ Send an e-mail to action@2august.eu to receive the access information – for non-commercial use, free of charge. ‼️
A Hole in the Head A feature documentary of director Robert Kirchhoff, 2016, Slovakia / Czech Republic, 92 min
Little is known about tragedy of the Roma and Sinti during the Second World War. They were murdered by the tens, hundreds and thousands, in concentration camps, by the edges of mass graves and roadsides, by rifle butts, hammers or gas. Silence surrounds them. For years they existed and still exist on the edge of society. They survived and keep their memory and scars as proof. In a world where fascism is once again prevalent, they are one of the last living witnesses to the Holocaust. They exist with a hole in their head, an imprint from the past.
The Deathless WomanThe Deathless Woman is a ghost story for the 21st Century, by writer-director Roz Mortimer, 2019, UK, 89 min
This urgent and magical hybrid documentary fluidly interweaves fantastical re-imaginings of buried secrets with a ghostly narration and direct to camera testimony from survivors and witnesses of historic and contemporary crimes against the Roma in Poland and Hungary.
A People Uncounted – The Untold Story of the RomaA feature documentary directed by Aaron Yeger – Filmed in 11 countries and featuring dozens of Roma—including Holocaust survivors, historians, activists and musicians–A People Uncounted brings the Romani history to life through the rich interplay of their poetry, music, and compelling first hand accounts. As ethnic intolerance flares up across Europe, A People Uncounted sheds light on this unique culture while presenting the Roma tale as emblematic of the world’s legacy of racism and genocide.
Valley of Sighs A documentary of directors Mihai Andrei Leaha, Andrei Crişan, Iulia Elena Hossu, 2013, Romania, 56 min
Between 1943 and 1945, 25.000 Romani people were deported to Transnistria by the Antonescu regime. Half of them soon died of hunger, cold or other causes. 70 years later, a few survivors, who were of a very young age at that time, recall and give a sad account of those terrible events. The film aims to reconstruct the journey, places and tragic experiences of the past.
Broken Silence – A documentary by Bob Entrop, 2014, The Netherlands, 86 min. In this beautifully told and stylish road movie, Kosovo-born Roma radio reporter Orhan Galjus travels through Germany, Poland and Kosovo along with filmmaker Bob Entrop. They try to discover why the Sinti and Roma people kept silent about the genocide committed on their people. During World War II nearly half a million of them were murdered.