HOW I BECAME A PARTISAN
Ako som sa stala partizánkou
A documentary about the Roma resistance fighters of WWII who fought and died for our freedom – then fell into complete oblivion and died for a second time. The director of the film has personal links to its subject matter. She learnt from her grandmother the story of her great-grandfather, who was a Roma partisan. His family of six – two babies, two older daughters, his wife and mother – were murdered during the war for his resistance activities. He himself had been interned in a concentration camp and only found out about their deaths when he returned home. After the war, he remarried to a woman who had experienced a similar fate – the Germans had murdered her husband. The director’s great-grandfather went on to have three daughters with his new wife, and the youngest of them was the director’s grandmother.
Vera Lacková / Slovakia, Czech Republic / 2021 / 89 min.
Slovakia and the Czech Republic for human rights