Films

UNDER THE SAME SKY. FILM FOR PEOPLE WHO DEFY LABELS is the International Film Selection within RIFE's first edition, that explores the exclusion and stigma over “gypsy” people throughout time in a different, non-dividing manner.
The special selection do not show what is usually expected of films on the subject, they do not show a "gypsy" way of life and do not turn exotic folklore into an attraction, but rather show the suffering of people caused by the imposing of labels.

Germany, 2016, 94’ Director: Philip Scheffner, Colorado Velcu A song, a promise to the beloved, to the children, to oneself. Members of the Velcu family...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Germany, 2011, 69’ Director: Eliza Petkova Wie fühlt man sich, wenn 40 Polizisten mitten in der Nacht an der Tür klingeln mit der Ankündigung: „Ihr...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

UK, 2019, 90’ Director: Roz Mortimer This urgent and magical hybrid documentary fluidly interweaves fantastical re-imaginings of buried secrets with a ghostly narration and direct...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Germany, 1970, 47’ Director: Peter Nestler Roma talks about their experiences in the Third Reich and the Federal Republic of Germany, inspired by Otto Pankok’s...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Bulgaria, 2013, 54' Director: Georgi Stoev - Jacky Scriptwriter: Christo Iliev - Charly   Bobby, a.k.a. the TV set up the first independent Gypsy TV...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Bulgaria, 2018, 56’ Director: Ludmila Zhivkova, Documentary For the first time in the history of Bulgarian cinema, a Romani is in the director’s chair: Ludmila...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Germany/Poland, 2012, 110’ Director: Philip Scheffner In 1992, two men were shot in a field near the German-Polish border. The circumstances which led to the...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Hungary, 2013, 104’ Director: Eszter Hajdú In 2008 and 2009, a group of Hungarian right-wing extremists committed a series of attacks on random members of...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Serbia, 2003, 78’ Director: Želimir Žilnik This film is about people who emigrated to European countries during the war years of the nineties. They have...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Canada, 2011, 99’ Director: Aaron Yeger A People Uncounted is a 2011 Canadian documentary film that tells the story about the culture and history of...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels

Bulgaria, 2020, 28’ Director: Vilma Kartalska The inspiring story of Natalia Tsekova, the first Roma girl with a degree in acting, of her dreams that...

 UNDER THE SAME SKY. Films for people who defy labels