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Berti, Cristiano

Cristiano Berti
Italian filmmaker


participant in
SFC – Shoah Film Collection

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2009, 19:40

Lety consists is a video which document an event which took place in May 2009, involving two Slovak Roma singers, František Ďuďa and Martina Ďuďová.

Ferko and Martinka are brother and sister; they are blind and forced by illness to move about in a wheel chair. The event involved visiting a commemoration for the victims of the concentration camp at Lety, a village that is now in the Czech Republic, which during the Nazi occupation was the prison for 1,309 Roma, most of whom were later transferred to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Since the 1970’s the site of the Lety camp has been used as an industrial pig farm. For this reason, the commemoration is held in a nearby woodland clearing.