The HOME Film Podcast: June 2022
Episode aired Fri 27 May 2022
Hosted by Karen Gabay
Special guests Rachel Hayward, Prof. Andy Willis, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Juice Vamosi, Roz Mortimer, Jessica Beshir
The HOME Film Podcast returns, reviewing June 2022’s film highlights with our host Karen Gabay. We are joined by HOME regulars Andy Willis (Senior Visiting Curator) as we discuss Swan Song (Fri 10 Jun), Leave No Traces (Fri 10 Jun) and Faya Dayi (Fri 24 Jun) as well as our next Taiwan Film at HOME, The Rice Bomber (Wed 15 Jun) . Karen also spoke to Faya Dayi director Jessica Beshir about the new release, while our Interim Creative Director: Film Rachel Hayward interviewed director Lucile Hadzihalilovic about her mesmirising English language feature debut Earwig (Fri 17 Jun).
Plus, we’re joined by Romani language expert Juice Vamosi and director Roz Mortimer about her new feature The Deathless Woman, following the ghost of a Roma matriarch as she leads audiences through the history of the Roma people and how its impact is still important today. We are hosting a Romani Language Workshop on Sat 18 Jun, which is FREE to attend, however booking is required. Then join us straight after for a special one-off screening of The Deathless Woman – tickets for both events are sold separately.
All this and more, on this month’s HOME Film Podcast. You can find our full film programme here.
Music by Mica Millar.
Swan Song: 02:02
Leave No Traces: 09:54
Faya Dayi: 19:34
Faya Dayi interview with Jessica Beshir: 28:34
The Rice Bomber: 46:24
Earwig interview with Lucile Hadzihalilovic: 48:40
The Deathless Woman and Romani history discussion (Juice Vamosi and Roz Mortimer): 1:07:12
Karen Gabay is a TV producer, podcast host & producer, exhibition curator, award winning film maker and radio presenter of one of the BBC’s longest running radio shows, The People which airs weekly on BBC Radio Manchester. Reporting and producing features on music, the arts, film, social affairs and sport for local & network radio. Karen has a broad portfolio. Radio credits include reporting for BBC5 Live and BBC England. She is especially interested in developing pieces that celebrate nostalgia, memory, American social affairs and pop culture.
Juice Vamosi grew up in a Roma community in Hungary and currently lives in Oldham. He is an expert in Romani dialects and has been an adviser on language and other Roma issues to many global organisations, TV channels, schools and universities. He has produced film & TV projects about Roma life and is the founder of Kaskosan, a charity whose mission is to build the capabilities, life chances and well-being of Roma communities in the UK.
Roz Mortimer is an artist, writer and independent filmmaker who lives and works in London. She initially trained as a textile artist and exhibited installation and sculptural work before starting to make films in 1995. She has an MA in Visual Sociology and a PhD in Documentary Film, teaches alternative documentary practice at universities in the UK and USA and is currently Senior Lecturer in Film at University for the Creative Arts. Her work has been supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Film London, Animate Projects and Channel 4 Television.
Her award-winning short and mid-length films have been widely screened around the world in cinemas, galleries, online and on TV and include: This is History, The Flayed Horse, Passages, Invisible, Tales from the Arctic Circle, Safety Tips for Kids, Gender Trouble, Dog of My Dreams, Neverland, Airshow, Wormcharmer and Bloodsports for Girls. Roz’s genre-breaking films blur the boundaries between staged theatre and documentary whilst challenging our social and political understanding of the world. The Deathless Woman is her first scripted feature.
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