Scene from the film How I Became a Partisan
Scene from the film How I Became a Partisan
Scene from the film How I Became a Partisan
Scene from the film How I Became a Partisan
Scene from the film How I Became a Partisan
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How I Became a Partisan

  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
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A Roma partisan. An association that has been pushed to the outer edge of historical memory provides the starting coordinates for the director’s mission of emancipation. A web of themes and motifs emerges from a journey back through memories of her great-grandfather Ján Lacko. The revived stories of Roma partisans from the Slovak resistance movement are extricated and woven into a discourse on Roma identity, the roots of European racism, and disappearing traces of cultural and collective memory. Vera Lacková’s partisan battle remedies the collective consciousness in her native village as well as at the celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising. Empathetic moments in this “film resistance movement against oblivion” alternate with unexpected moments of ethnic humor and moral tragedy.

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  • Original title
    Ako som sa stala partizánkou
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Vera Lacková
  • DOP
    Petr Racek
  • Editing
    Hana Dvořáčková
  • Sound
    Klára Jašková
  • Duration
    93 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF
    • One World Prague
    • goEast 2021
    • CinEast 2021
    • Borderlines Film Festival 2021
    • Eastern Neighbours Film Festival
    • Kino na Granicy
  • Awards
    • Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity - goEast 2021
    • Best movie - Ake Dikhea?, Festival of Romani Film, 2021
    • Festival of Romani Film - Ake Dikhea? 2021 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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