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THE DEATHLESS WOMAN

by Roz Mortimer

synopsis

The far right are rising again in Europe. A Roma woman buried alive in a forest in Poland during WWII returns to haunt us, uncovering a history of atrocities against the Roma in Europe. She is the Deathless Woman. Motivated by rage, she rises from her grave to draw our attention to the persecution of the Roma people from the 1940s to the neo-Nazi hate crimes of the present day. This urgent and magical hybrid documentary fluidly interweaves fantastical re-imaginings of buried secrets with the Deathless Woman’s ghostly narration and testimony from survivors and witnesses of historic and contemporary crimes against the Roma in Poland and Hungary. The Deathless Woman is a ghost story for the 21st Century.

international title: The Deathless Woman
original title: The Deathless Woman
country: United Kingdom
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Roz Mortimer
film run: 90'
screenplay: Roz Mortimer
cinematography by: Peter Emery
art director: Roz Mortimer
music: Stefan Smith
producer: Roz Mortimer
co-producer: Margaret Glover
associate producer: Jeremy Williams
line producer: Rachael Swindale
production: Wonderdog
backing: Flamin Productions (UK), Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (UK), Arts Council England (UK), The Elephant Trust & CREAM (UK), University of Westminster (UK)
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