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The Deathless Woman

This is an elegiac account of the Nazi genocide of the Roma expressed through the supernatural myth of the ‘deathless woman’.

Dir-Scr Roz Mortimer
With Iveta Kokyová, Loren O’Dair, Oliver Malik
UK
2019
89min
With partial English subtitles (some scenes are not in the English language)
Prod Co Wonderdog Films

Researching this hidden history, an artist is impelled to leave dusty documents behind and follow the story of a woman who was shot eight times but does not die. The soaring camera mimics her spirit as it haunts the beautiful landscapes that hide such ugly crimes. She is a harbinger of future persecution, but also a witness to the survival of a people that persist through their unique spirituality.

Helen de Witt

+ Ghost Dance

Emerging with flickering intensity from footage of Native American rituals, an animated dance appears which subverts past bodily expression.

Dir Emilia Izquierdo. UK 2019. 5min

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