Directed by Vera Lacková, documentary, 90 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Vera Lacková is a young Roma documentary filmmaker. In her sophomore feature-length documentary, she sets out to research the Slovak partisan resistance movement during World War II in order to shed light on forgotten life stories of Roma partisans. Her quest is autobiographical, focusing on the story of her great-grandfather Ján Lacko.
Far from being yet another boring tour of dusty archives, this is a playful, funny and engaging documentary, driven by the energetic and charismatic nature of the young filmmaker who uses her DIY historical research not only to find out more about her family, but also to explore the limits of tolerance in today’s society and to discover and accept her own identity.
The film was presented at goEast Film Festival 2021 (Award for Cultural Diversity) and Visions du Réel 2021.
With the support of the Slovak Embassy in Brussels and the association Slovaks in Luxembourg