Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Edition 2021


Special Events

Debate: The Roma Genocide during the Second World War

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Acácio Barreiros Auditorium
Sunday, November 14th, after screening 15h

The Roma genocide during the second world war remains a generally obscure historical episode, although an estimate of half a million Roma – about half the European Rom population at the time – were deported and killed under the Nazi regime. This crime has only been recognised by Germany in 1982 and France has only acknowledged its collaboration in the process in 2016. How long until this historical event is finally taught and talked about in schools? In an effort to contribute to the remembrance of Roma victims of the Nazi regime, LEFFEST will screen The Green Green Grass Beneath by Karin Berger, a film which revisits the life of Ceija Stojka, a Rom writer and artist who survived Nazi concentration camps, and the film Being Gypsy by Peter and Zsóka Nestler. The screenings are followed by a debate with historian Irene Pimentel, director Karin Berger, political scientist Herbert Heuss and other guests to be confirmed.

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