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True Story, episode 46: Pongo Calling

9. 12. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

Nicole J. Adelman discussed with director Tomáš Kratochvíl his new film Pongo Calling about Štefan Pongo, a Roma lorry driver who fights for justice but has no time for family life. The film was premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and was awarded at Ake Dikhea? Festival of Romani Film. Other screenings include Ji.hlava IDFF and Human Rights Film Festival Berlin.

Štefan Pongo is a Roma lorry driver. Fifteen years ago he emigrated with his family from the Czech Republic to the UK to protect them from racial discrimination. The children have graduated from universities and the family is doing well. Mission completed. But the echoes of hate carry over from the old country...

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TRUE STORY - PREVIOUS EPISODES
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
Episode 24: Anna Zamecka
Episode 25: Alina Gorlova
Episode 26: Veton Nurkollari
Episode 27: Holy Father with Andrei Dascalescu
Episode 28: In Praise of Nothing with Boris Mitić
Episode 29: Common Language with Volia Chajkouskaya
Episode 30: When the War Comes with Jan Gebert

True Story - season 4:
Episode 31: Ksenia Okhapkina
Episode 32: Vlad Ketkovich
Episode 33: Darya Bassel
Episode 34: Judgment in Hungary with Eszter Hajdú
Episode 35: Marianna Kaat
Episode 36: Mariia Ponomarova
Episode 37: KIX - The Story of a Street Kid with Balint Revesz
Episode 38: Ivars Zviedris
Episode 39: Shut the Fuck Up! with Taisiia Kutuzova
Episode 40: Up in the Air with Oksana Syhareva and Nataliia Pogudina

True Story - season 5:
Episode 41: 5 Pills Away with Karolina Domagalska and Anna Stylinska
Episode 42: Pianoforte with Jakub Piatek and Maciej Kubicki
Episode 43: Scarecrows with Laila Pakalnina and Uldis Cekulis
Episode 44: Too Close with Botond Püsök
Episode 45: A Date in Minsk with Nikita Lavretski

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