Monashay (2013)

Monashay (dir. Elena Dirstaru, UK, 2013, 30 minutes) follows the personal stories of Roma women of different generations in rural Romania and how their lives are shaped by the daily discrimination they face. Filled with warmth and humour, it gives these women a chance to tell us their views about themselves and society, including their hopes for their children’s future.


October 2013 (Premiere) – The Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK, London
November 2013 – Essex Transitional Justice Network, The University of Essex, Colchester
December 2013 – Comenius Regio HEART Conference, London
January 2014 – The Indie Fest, Award of Merit Winner, La Jolla, California
January 2014 – The International Conference Beyond Borders: Migration and (In)Equality in Central Europe in Comparison, Multicultural Center & the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University, Prague
March 2014 – Official Selection International Women’s Day, Essex Feminist Collective, Colchester
April 2014 – Official Selection Ethnografilm Festival, Paris
June 2014 – Official Selection Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque, Sheffield

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