Alica Sigmund Heráková lives in a Roma locality called „Bronx of Brno“ for five years now. It might be the fate orjust a coincidence. Nevertheless, she moved here in a time when she just found out about her Roma roots. Life in “Bronx “, as it is called by a majority of people, is not so dangerous as people deceptively think. „It is much more lively here “says fresh mum and explains, Roma people are not able to just stay at home and to not have a contact with life outside. It suffocates them in some way. There are no benches in a public space, so people often stand outside and debate about life. It is impossible to live separate from street in Bronx. However, the history of this place has also its averted face. It is connected to Jewish families, who lived here and died in concentration camps during the World War II. Their fates commemorate only photographs at a former prison. After the war were Jews replaced by Roma people, who came for work in waves. Even though the locality is not well maintained and it is connected to prejudices, it still attracts new inhabitants. The place has a strong Genius Loci!
Production: Media Voice
Client: Transitions Online
Film director: Vera Lacková
Camera: Vera Lacková, Roman Zmrzlý
Sound: Eliška Křížová
Postproduction: Vera Lacková, Roman Zmrzlý