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True Story, episode 23: How I Became a Partisan

1. 12. 2021

Author: Veronika Zýková

Director Vera Lacková talks about the origins of her film How I Became a Partisan. Her search for and revealing of the stories of Romani partisans is based primarily upon the life story of her great-grandfather; Romani partisan Ján Lacko. The autobiographical quest brings the director closer to the previously unpublished facts concerning our history and discovers stories about people, who regardless of their different ethnic origin, stood united against evil.

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The film was developed within the Ex Oriente Film workshop and is part of the East Silver Caravan. It got one of the main prizes at goEast, it was screened at Ji.hlava, FilmFestival Cottbus and Kasseler Dokfest among other festivals.

True Story - season 1:
Episode 01: A Loss of Something Ever Felt with Liis Nimik and Carlos E. Lesmes
Episode 02: Pure Art with Maksim Shved
Episode 03: Town of Glory with Dmitry Bogolyubov
Episode 04: Caught in the Net with Pavla Klimešová
Episode 05: Wolves at the Borders with Martin Páv
Episode 06: Her Mothers with Asia Dér and Sári Haragonics
Episode 07: Merry Christmas, Yiwu with Mladen Kovačević
Episode 08: An Ordinary Country with Tomasz Wolski
Episode 09: Acasa, My Home with Radu Ciorniciuc
Episode 10: Salt from Bonneville with Simon Mozgovyi

True Story - season 2:
Episode 11: Living Water with Pavel Borecký
Episode 12: Every Single Minute with Erika Hníková and Jiří Konečný
Episode 13: Reconstruction of Occupation with Jan Šikl and Alice Tabery
Episode 14: Once Upon a Time in Poland with Filip Remunda
Episode 15: Grief with Andrea Culková
Episode 16: Two Roads with Radovan Síbrt
Episode 17: The Good Death with Tomáš Krupa
Episode 18: A New Shift with Jindřich Andrš
Episode 19: Personal Life of a Hole with Ondřej Vavrečka
Episode 20: Peculiarity of Fisherman's Soul with Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová

True Story - season 3:
Episode 21: Davis Simanis
Episode 22: Museum of the Revolution with Srdjan Keča and Vanja Jambrović
Episode 23: How I Became a Partisan with Vera Lacková

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