Everyday life of Roma children from Block 71

Short documentary film, 2006.

London International Documentary Festival:

“There are 600 squatter settlements in Serbia, the inhabitants of which are mostly of Roma origin. Of these, 105 are in Belgrade with a further 17 in New Belgrade. This young filmmaker has gained remarkable access to one of these settlements and shows the everyday life of the Stankovic family: A Roma family who live behind the skyscrapers of Block 71 in New Belgrade. This is a documentary full of optimism and warmth, and a strong counter to the negative images usually associated with the Roma population.”


  • premiere at Gottingen Ethnographic International Film Festival, Germany
  • 2007 Best Short Film Award, Human Rights Film Festival, Montreal 2007
  • 2007 Special Jury Award, International Film Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade

+30, Selected Festivals:

  • World premiere at Gottingen International Film Festival, Germany
  • International Documentary Film Festival, Volda, Norway,
  • DOCUPOLIS, International Documentary Film Festival, Barcelona, Milano Film Festival, Italy
  • Royal Anthropological Institute International Festival of Ethnographic Film, UK
  • New York City Roma Gypsy Film Festival

Film is used as part of the educational curriculum in primary and high schools in Serbia and in university classroom education and NGOs around the globe.

Production Notes:

  • Featuring: family Stankovic
  • Director and cinematographer: Ivana Todorovic
  • Editor: Neda Spasojevic
  • Producer: Academic Film Center, Student’s House Cultural City
  • Exhibition Format: HDCAM, DigiBeta, DVD
  • Production Format: HD
  • Total Runtime: 33 minutes 2008 • Belgrade • Color
  • Distributed by: DER http://www.der.org/films/everyday-life-of-roma-children.html


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