Honoured that The Deathless Woman will be screening as the closing event of 2023 Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month at Bourne Hall Museum, Ewell, Surrey, UK on Friday 30th June. Organised by the Surrey Gypsy Traveller forum – contact for tickets email@example.com
Happy to announce that Roz’s chapter about the creation of The Deathless Woman film has been published in a new book, Constructions of the Real (Intellect, 2023). Access the chapter here
A ‘long read’ on The Deathless Woman by Stephen Applebaum in The Independent.
The Deathless Woman will be screening as part of the BFI’s IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS UK-wide horror season in Glasgow at the Witch/Hag festival. 21st December 2022
The Deathless Woman is screening as part of a GRT fundraiser at the Cowley Club in Brighton @ 7pm on 4th November, organised by Leftfield Liberty
Thanks to some fantastic support from Arts Council England, we are taking The Deathless Woman on a UK tour. Each event starts with a Romani Language Workshop led by Roma linguist Juice Vamosi, followed by a screening of The Deathless Woman introduced by local Roma leaders and with a Q&A with director Roz Mortimer.
Sheffield. 2pm Romani Language Workshop with Juice Vamosi / 4pm The Deathless Woman film screening introduced by Rosa Cisneros with Q&A with director Roz Mortimer. Firvale Community Hub, 127 Page Hall Road, Sheffield. All free events, but please book.
Chester. 1pm Romani Language Workshop with Juice Vamosi / 3pm The Deathless Woman film screening introduced by Imogen Bright Moon, with post-screening Q&A with director Roz Mortimer. Storyhouse Cinema, Hunter St, Chester.
Manchester. 1.30pm Romani Language Workshop with Juice Vamosi / 3.30pm The Deathless Woman film screening introduced by Juice Vamosi, with Q&A with director Roz Mortimer. HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Pl. Manchester.
Erith as part of Crossing Boundaries. 3pm free Romani Language Workshop with Juice Vamosi / 5pm The Deathless Woman film screening with post-film discussion with Eva Lis, Daniel Turner and Roz Mortimer. The Exchange, The Old Library, Walnut Tree Road, Erith. All free events, but please book.
Bolton. 4pm Romani Language Workshop with Juice Vamosi / 6pm The Deathless Woman film screening with introduction by Maria Palmai of Kaskosan & followed by a Q&A with director Roz Mortimer. Victoria Hall & The Light Cinema, Bolton.
Glasgow, As the opening event of our UK community tour, The Deathless Woman comes to Glasgow to mark Romani Resistance Day. 2pm Romani Language Workshop with Juice Vamosi / 6pm The Deathless Woman film screening with introduction by Rahela Cirpici of Romano Lav & followed by a Q&A with director Roz Mortimer. The Point, Community Hub, 180 Queens Drive, G42 8QD. All free events, but please book.
The Deathless Woman reviewed by Mark Brown in The National, Scotland, ahead of our UK tour launch in Glasgow on 21st May…’Part-documentary, part metaphor, a haunting voice from the Roma people’s past…’
To celebrate International Roma Day and commemorate the experiences of Roma people in the Holocaust; Professor Margaret Greenfields and Dr David Smith warmly invite you to a screening of THE DEATHLESS WOMAN at Anglia Ruskin University followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Roz Mortimer the film’s director, and an expert panel of Roma and non-Roma academics, historians and educationalists (Dr Rosamaria Cisneros, Professor Rainer Schulze, Dr Marius Taba).
5.00-8pm. Helmore 251, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, CB1 1PT, UK
It’s free, but please book here.
THE DEATHLESS WOMAN will be screening at the Rhodope International Documentary Film Festival in Bulgaria on 18th and 19th September.
In-cinema screening of THE DEATHLESS WOMAN at Whitechapel Gallery, London. Roz will be in conversation with Gareth Evans after the screening with an audience Q&A. 7pm, 16th September.
THE DEATHLESS WOMAN will be part of The Fantastic Afterlives of the Holocaust workshop at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Austria. Join us on 16th June for a screening of the film followed by discussion.
WORMCHARMER will be screened as part of the Bodies & Boundaries event between 31st May and 1st June. Six films from the Cinenova archive by Roz Mortimer, Vicky Smith, Jayne Parker, Sarah Pucill, Robina Rose, Linda Flint, Hildur Gladwin and Jane Harris. Free. Register here. Tune in to hear Roz discussing worms, leeches, bodies and desire with curator Eliza Brady.
We are extremely happy that THE DEATHLESS WOMAN is now streaming on the documentary platform True Story.
DOG OF MY DREAMS is screening at Vienna Shorts in the programme Big Dog Energy.
27th May to 1st June. Curated by Jessica McGoff & Sanne Jehoul.
Friday 7th May. Goldsmiths Methods Lab are hosting an online screening of THE DEATHLESS WOMAN followed by a discussion with Roz. Free. All welcome. Register here.
THE DEATHLESS WOMAN will have it’s Balkan Premiere at the 6th Rolling Film Festival in Kosovo on 17th April 2021. The festival is centred on combating Roma stereotypes and promoting positive inter-ethnic relations.
DOG OF MY DREAMS is playing in the fabulously titled Big Dog Energy programme at the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Playing throughout the festival 22-28 March 2021.
THE DEATHLESS WOMAN has it’s Hungarian Premiere as the opening film of the Human Rights Film Days festival in Budapest. Organised by the Romedia Foundation, the festival runs from 10th-11th December. Watch Roz discussing the film with Roma Holocaust historian and activist Ágnes Daróczi and Professor of Media at Eötvös Loránd University András Müllner in this video created for the film’s Hungarian launch.
THE DEATHLESS WOMAN is screening at Ake Dikhea? Festival of Romani Film on Saturday 21st November at 20.00 CET. There will be a live Q&A after the screening moderated by Lisa Smith from Travellers Times, with Roz and Roma actor and cultural activist Oliver Malik at 21.40 CET. Join us!
We are thrilled THE DEATHLESS WOMAN has received the Special Jury Award from Ake Dikhea? Festival of Romani Film! Jury statement: “This film has significant value in highlighting the importance of commemoration and remembrance for Romani Holocaust victims but also effortlessly weaves together how the historical persecution of Romani people connects with the present day reality and rise in far right fascism across Europe particularly in the Hungarian context. It sends a clear call to action for wider society. A must watch.”
13th October 7p.m.(CET)
Roz will be in conversation with Jennifer Martin at B3 Biennale. Watch live, or recorded here.
‘…discussing their motivations in examining one of the most important socio-political subjects of our times, and their creative approach to portraying this artistically as a moving image artwork’
THE DEATHLESS WOMAN is showing in the Art programme of the B3 Biennale, Frankfurt, Germany.
Screening online, 9th – 18th October
Roz will be talking about the development of THE DEATHLESS WOMAN in this online panel discussion with Rubika Shah (White Riot) and Simón Uribe (Suspension) – moderated by Samara Chadwick – at Open City Documentary Festival.
Demystifying the Development Process 4pm, Thursday 10th September. Free, but please register.
Watch the discussion on catch up here.
THE DEATHLESS WOMAN with have its Asian Premiere at the EBS International Documentary Film Festival (EIDF) Korea, in the Festival Choice (Global) Competition. Plus TV broadcast on EBS1 Monday 17th August.
To mark Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, we are very pleased to collaborate with the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma to make THE DEATHLESS WOMAN available to watch online.
THE DEATHLESS WOMAN is screening at the Borderlines Film Festival on 13th and 15th March at the Courtyard Cinema , Hereford. Roz will be there on the 13th for a post-screening Q&A.
Will Tizard interviews Roz about THE DEATHLESS WOMAN in Variety.
‘Deathless Woman’s’ Roz Mortimer on Documenting Far Right Violence Then and Now
We are delighted that THE DEATHLESS WOMAN will have it’s International Premiere in the OPUS BONUM competition at Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Screenings 26/10/19 1pm and 29/10/19 3.30pm – both screenings at Dukla Cinema.
Here we finally are at BFI London Film Festival Q&A after the world premiere of THE DEATHLESS WOMAN.
L to R – Margaret Glover (script editor), Stefan Smith (Composer), Helen de Witt (LFF programmer), Roz Mortimer, Loren O’Dair (lead actor), Oliver Malik (supporting actor), Peter Emery (DoP). A packed house and some great questions from the audience. Thankful for my amazing cast and crew, and the many others who have supported this film.
So pleased to read Shilyh Warren’s insightful essay Hum, Buzz, Gurgle: Ecological Soundscapes in Poetic Ecodocs – focusing on ethical sensibility, affective encounters, enchantment and wonder in Roz’s film Invisible. Published in Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary, Bloomsbury Press.
Roz’s short film, Its Going to Rain, made as part of the development of The Deathless Woman with Roma poet Valdemar Kalinin and featuring newcomer Oliver Malik is live on the Random Acts site
Wormcharmer will be screening at the Aphrodite Festival in Athens in a programme curated by Cinenova Distribution
Roz will be participating in the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference panel, The Forensic Imagination in Utrecht, NL, July 7th-9th. She will be presenting her research into phenomenology as method: I Feel Myself Looked at by the Things.
This is History (after all) will be screening at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at 14.15 on Saturday 3rd June as part of the Poetics and Politics of Documentary symposium at University of Sussex, Brighton. Roz will be giving a presentation, Pools of Affect: the tableau vivant as a disruptive space on Sunday 4th June.
Roz will be presenting recent work and work in progress: Sensitive Histories at Autograph ABP, London on 1st November at 6.30pm
Roz will be presenting a paper Bringing a Ghost into Being at the Visible Evidence XXIII conference in Bozeman, Montana on 14th August.
This is History will be screening on 13th August in Cheever Hall at 1.30pm
Roz will be presenting a paper Phenomenology as Method at the Ecstatic Truths: Defining the Essence of Animated Documentary symposium at the Royal College of Art, London on 14th May.
Roz will be presenting Wormcharmer at the European Media Art Festival (EMAF) on 26th April in the programme FILM AS MESSAGE as part of the IRONY AS SUBVERSIVE INTERVENTION strand curated by Ralf Sausmikat.
Roz will be showing new work, Traces, in a group show THIS IS VISUAL SOCIOLOGY at 310 New Cross Road, London SE14.
Private view: 25th Sept 6-9pm.
Sites of Collective Memory opens at the Cube Gallery, Phoenix, Leicester.
5th September – 3rd October 2014. Gallery Open 9am to 11pm daily. Free entry.
Join us on 24th September at 6.15 pm for an artist’s talk. Roz will be in conversation with Animate’s Director Abigail Addison, Delaine Le Bas and Damian Le Bas.
Roz’s new film – This is History (after all) will be premiering at CGP gallery in London as part of the exhibition Sites of Collective Memory.
9 July to 10 August 2014, Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Sites of Collective Memory comprises four new moving image works that offer intimate portraits of individuals, witnesses to historic events at places that resonate with individual and shared remembrance. Each work takes testimony as its starting point, reflecting on personal experiences of iconic and historic moments – the bombing of Hiroshima, the massacre of Polish Gypsies in WWII, and the 7/7 London bombings – and in contrast, the private experiences passed down through British Romani families. Through these works we may consider how representations of history and culture are shared in our collective consciousness.