From Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Buryatia, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine to Uzbekistan, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Eastern Europe series documents 12 stories of resistance across the regions.
The Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus stories of resistance was curated by Giuvlipen. Giuvlipen means feminism in the Romani language and is the first independent Roma feminist theater company in Romania. Our art is challenging, experimental and highly performative. The themes of our performances are diverse, but they all have something in common: we openly discuss topics that history, mentality and social or political constraints have often silenced. In each show, we seek to reclaim the art, history and cultural identity of Roma, through stories told by us, Roma artists. Giuvlipen was established in 2014 by actresses Mihaela Dragan and Zita Moldovan. Giuvlipen functions as a non profit organisation in Romania under the name Asociația Actorilor Romi (Roma Actors Association). Regional creative team: Mihaela Drăgan, Zita Moldovan, Marius Mihordescu, Black Horse Mansion, Andreea Câmpeanu, Alex Bălă, Dan Michiu Dinescu, Wanlov the Kubolor, Andrada Roșu, and illustrations by Anna Rabko. The stories of Bety Catfur, Bianca, and Nicoleta were documented by Georgiana Aldessa Lincan.