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Out of Scandinavia Film Screening
October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The film screening of Taikon: The Untold Story of a Roma Freedom Fighter will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by a lecture at 7 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. The lecture will also be livestreamed.
The 2021 Out of Scandinavia Artist in Residence, Swedish filmmaker, writer, and editor Lawen Mohtadi, is an active influencer in social and cultural journalism. Her best-known work is her acclaimed biography of the Roma civil rights legend and beloved Swedish children’s author Katarina Taikon (1932-1995), which Mohtadi adapted into a documentary film, Taikon, in 2015.
An English translation of Mohtadi’s biography, along with a translated selection of Taikon’s famous children’s stories featuring a Romani girl protagonist, was published in 2019 by Sternberg Press (distributed by MIT Press) under the title The Day I Am Free / Katitzi.