Monday, September 10, 2007
This is mistro!!!
Melitta Tchaicovsky is a photographer and documentary filmmaker born in Brazil and based in San Francisco, California interested in developing projects that inspire dialogue and action for positive social change and to document ancient and indigenous cultures.
In 2003, Melitta & partner Pepe Ozan have spent seven months in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan in India, to co-create the 54 minutes documentary "Jaisalmer Ayo! Gateway of the Gypsies" an ethnographic documentary which follows the lives of various nomadic communities in Northern India who are believed to share ancestors with the Roma people. "Jaisalmer Ayo!" premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2004 and has won the award for Best Documentary at the VideoFEST2004 in San Francisco.
I am not surprised at all to tell you that this film has won many awards as listed below.
For those of you involved in Eduaction Melitta and Pepe are keen to now promote "Jaisalmer Ayo" for the educational market contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Melitta tells me;
"Being Jewish and I feel a very strong connection with the Roma people culture and struggle."
Nais tuke Melitta & Pepe , kushti baxt, bright blessings and Shalom!
Please Click the links below and read the reviews !
List of Festival Screenings & Awards:
2007 â€¢ Documentary Fortnight Expanded 2007 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.(MoMA)2006 â€¢ All Roads National Geographic Film Festival, Washington D.C, Los Angeles â€¢Latino Film Festival, CA â€¢ Document 4 Documentary Festival, Glascow, Scotland â€¢ VIII Festival International de Cine y Video de los Pueblos Indigenas, Oaxaca, Mexico â€¢ Mediawave International Festival, Gyor, Hungary. â€¢ Tartu WorldFilm, Tartu, Estonia.2005: Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia.â€¢ 10o Mostra Int. do Filme Etnografico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. â€¢ California Independent Film Festivall, CA, USA â€¢ Best Documentary Award San Francisco VideoFest, CA.2004 â€¢ World Premiere Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherland.â€¢ Festival Globalisering, Amsterdam, Netherlands â€¢Synchron /Szinkron international Human Rights Documentary Festival Budapest, Hungary.â€¢ Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. â€¢ Il Gigante Festival, Florence, Italy.