How I Became a Partisan

  • 9 10
  • 2021
  • 89min

Director Vera Lacková uncovers the forgotten stories of Roma partisans, exploring identity, racism, and memory in a powerful documentary journey.

How I Became a Partisan - Reviving Roma partisans' forgotten legacy

Director Vera Lacková embarks on a compelling journey to uncover and revive the forgotten stories of Roma partisans, including her great-grandfather Ján Lacko, from the Slovak resistance movement.

This gripping documentary explores themes of Roma identity, the roots of European racism, and the fading traces of cultural memory. Through a mix of empathetic moments, ethnic humor, and moral tragedy, Lacková's mission brings to light the vital contributions of Roma partisans, aiming to restore their place in history and collective consciousness, highlighted during the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising.



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