The Gypsy Vote

Cigáni idú do volieb

Cikáni jdou do voleb

Script: Tomáš Kaminský
Photography: Jaroslav Vojtek, Tomáš Stanek, Noro Huec, Janko Meliš 
Editing: Terézia Mikulášová, Peter Harum
Sound: Marek Lacena
Music: Kokavakere lavutaris
Actors, social actors: Vlado Sendrei, Janka Sendreiová, Jaro Berky
Color: Colour
Language: Romany, Slovak

Officially, Slovakia’s Roma make up 1.7 % of the population; unofficially, this figure is 10 %. They have zero political representation. In the 2009 elections, the uncrowned leader of the country’s Roma, Vlado Sandrei, decide to run for parliament in order to defend this minority’s rights at the highest political level. A tragicomic look at his electoral adventure contrasts his chaotic family life with pragmatic political coaching and the pre-election tour that was supposed to change the number of Roma in Slovak politics.  

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Festival edition: 2012
Sections: Between the Seas
Exhibition format: DCP
  • Jaroslav Vojtek
Subtitle languages: English


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory