On 8th April 2021, it will be exactly 50 years ago when representatives of Romani* from countries in Eastern and Western Europe met in Orpington near London, proclaimed the 1st World Roma Congress – and thus changed the world. They laid the foundation for the worldwide emancipation movement of the Romani*, which is still decisive for the fight against antiziganism and for equal rights.
On the 50th International Romani Day, the Maxim Gorki Theatre will set up its rooms for a live stream broadcast to celebrate the round anniversary, but also to draw a conclusion:
What does the world look like 50 years later?
Coordinated by long-time partner RomaTrial e.V., the live stream connects Berlin with the initiators of the 1st World Roma Congress in Great Britain, who visit the historic site of the 1971 Congress, gives an overview of the situation of Romani* in Europe thanks to feeds from 15 different countries, and broadcasts the Roma Day Parade from 3 to 5 p.m., which opens the 2nd Roma Biennial entitled WE ARE HERE! Afterwards, starting at 6 p.m., the co-curator of the Biennale, Delaine Le Bas, will speak live on the net with activist*s from art, culture and politics about the power of art and the emancipation movement of Europe’s largest minority.
Watch online here: https://www.gorki.de/en/romanistan-we-are-here
At 7:30 p.m., the play ROMA ARMEE by Yael Ronen & Ensemble will be streamed for the first time with subtitles in Romani.
Ein Projekt von RomaTrial e.V. mit solidarischer und freundlicher Unterstützung des Maxim Gorki Theaters, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Allianz Kulturstiftung. Gefördert durch die LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin.