Thursday, March 1, 2012
Mundi Romani – The World Through Roma Eyes” Show-reel
The Romedia Foundation is proud and thrilled to announce that its award winning Mundi Romani series, will be returning this year. Our new show-reel gives you a three minute taster of footage from dozens of different countries showing what we do and how we do it, getting up close and personal with Romani communities everywhere.
Plans for filming four films throughout 2012 are already underway as we aim to show the World through Roma eyes.
Directed by Budapest-based Romani filmmaker Katalin Barsony, the series was first launched in 2007 and, spanning 28 countries, Mundi Romani was broadcast on Hungarian TV network Duna and was nominated for several awards. In 2008, the series received a nomination for Best News Documentary at Monte Carlo for “Trapped: the Forgotten Story of the Mitrovica Roma” and a year later the same film was shortlisted for the FIPA award for Best Reportage and Current Affairs.
Also in 2009, Mundi Romani’s film “Last Days of Sulukule” won Best Cinematographer at the Golden Eye awards. The following year, UNESCO formally honored the series with its Prize for the Rapprochement of Cultures.
Mundi Romani has also won two First Prizes at the My Native Land International Television awards (2008 and 2009) in Ukraine.
Now, bigger and bolder than ever, Mundi Romani can continue to offer viewers a unique taste of each country we visit while covering human rights and cultural stories from a fresh perspective. We are very grateful for the support we have received so far, especially from the Open Society Roma Initiatives, which has helped Mundi Romani to make a mark on Romani filmmaking.
Taking the viewer on a journey into little known corners of the world, Mundi Romani works in tight cooperation with local Romani civil society to show their side of the story.
We are passionate about travelling far and wide on a voyage of discovery and ultimately broadcasting a proud, positive and, most importantly, genuine message.
We are always looking for partners and collaborators to enhance and prolong the award-winning series to ensure further success and, more importantly, so that Romani voices are heard by a worldwide audience through digital and satellite broadcast, TV commissioning as well as educational outlets.
If you would like to get involved with Mundi Romani then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be delighted to discuss ideas for the project.
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