JOŽKA

Despite of the impairment of his health, Jožka never looses the hope for his fight: one day, the pig fattening facility will disappear from the grounds of the former concentration camp in which hundreds of Roma lost their lives during the national socialism - among others also the half of the family of his wife.

  • Hamze Bytyci
    Director
  • Veronika Patočková
    Producer
  • Milan Durňak
    Cinematography
  • Sergi Sánchez Rodriguez
    Color Grading
  • Mirja Gerle
    Editor
  • Andreas Fertig
    Sound Design
  • Herr von und zu
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    JOŽKA
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic, Germany
  • Language:
    Czech
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2k
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film
    Wiesbaden
    Germany
    May 1, 2017
    World Premiere
    Program Oppose Othering
Director Biography - Hamze Bytyci

Hamze Bytyci has Romani-Kosovarian roots, lives in Berlin and works as a media and theater pedagogue, director and performer. Since 2014, he studies documentary film at the film school filmArche. In his films and his work as chairman of the association RomaTrial, he brings up social and political topics as deportations from Germany or the discrimination of the Roma minority, and supports young underprivileged people, e.g. in the form of the film school “Balkan Onions”.

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Director Statement

I have decided to shoot a film about Jožka in the first moment I met him. He manages to combine severe issues of his life and the life of Romani community in the Czech Republic with cheerfulness and light-heartedness in a way, which makes you addicted to him. The new generation of Roma needs a hero like him.