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The gypsy king

New York, 27.10.2007 0:54, (Source: Mirror - VIDEO) Earlier this year, Ukrainian-born Eugene Hütz and his band Gogol Bordello appeared onstage with Madonna at Live Earth. Their show-stopping collaboration on La Isla Bonita was the latest remarkable step in one of the most heartwarming, barrier-breaking success stories of the century. And now, Eugene and his band have just completed work on a Madonna-directed movie entitled Filth And Wisdom, partly based on their life and times.  full story

Czech film on Romany ghetto to compete at Berlin TV festival

Prague, 22.8.2007 18:32 Czech documentary Ghetto No.1 by Ivan Pokorny about the Chanov Romany housing estate in Most, north Bohemia, was selected for the competition at the prestigious Prix Europa TV festival in Berlin to be held on October 13-20, producer Pavel Melounek told CTK today.  full story

Roming has been officially selected for the Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, 12.8.2007 22:38, (PRLEAP.COM) MediaPro Distribution, MediaPro Picture’s sales agent, is proud to announce the selection of Roming, a Czech production, at this year’s edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.  full story

Romany music festival opens in Czech open air museum

Roznov pod Radhostem, North Moravia, 20.7.2007 16:47, (CTK) The 13th international music festival the Romany Song that opened in the Valasske Open-Air Museum today is attended by almost 200 participants from 15 Romany and non-Romany dance and song groups from the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia, festival director Petr Tulia told CTK today.  full story

World Romany festival starts in Prague to help remove prejudicese

Prague, 28.5.2007 17:45, (CTK) Romany artists from the Czech Republic and another ten countries will perform at the 9th Khamoro world Romany festival that started in Prague today to at least partially remove prejudices, its organisers have told CTK."Romany culture is exceptionally rich but few know it. It (the festival) is one of few opportunities to get acquainted with it. We try to bring it in from all over the world and to present it to people here in order to at least partially remove prejudices," festival producer Jelena Silajdzic said.  full story

Serbs Cheer a Eurovision 'Conspiracy'

Helsinki/Beograd, 16.5.2007 10:35, (Reuters) It was a hero's welcome such as Serbia has rarely ever seen: More than 50,000 people gathered in a central Belgrade square on Sunday night to welcome home Marija Serifovic, the winner of the 2007 Eurovision Song contest. Prior to her arrival from Helsinki, police cleared the 10 mile road from the airport into the city in order to speed her passage, and a banner draped across the City Hall read "Ave Marija."  full story

Gypsy Zeitgeist: Films by Tony Gatlif

EU, 13.3.2007 10:40, (Blogcritics) Occasionally a filmmaker succeeds in capturing an authentic aspect of human life and culture. That's always a triumph in this age of formulaic plots and endless sequels. The obscure and intense movies of Tony Gatlif certainly qualify as modern screen gems. Gatlif weaves colorful and musical tapestries of European Gypsy life that are powerful portrayals of one of the oldest and most misunderstood cultures on the planet, the Roma.  full story

The fifth Roma Festival of TV and radio programs "Golden Wheel"

Skopje, Macedonia, 27.2.2007 11:07, (ROMEA/TV BTR Nacional) The fifth Roma Festival of TV and radio programs "Golden Wheel" will take place from 6th till 8th of April 2007 in Skopje, the capitol of Macedonia. During the festival days the video and radio productions that entered the festival will be presented and the afternoon of the third festival day is reserved for awarding prizes for the best films.  full story

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