Éva Kalla

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Éva Kalla is a filmmaker, writer and educator from Hungary. She studied Press and International Communication at the University of Szeged as well as  Theology at the J. Wesley Pastor Training College. From the 1970’s to the 1990’s, she was working as an educator, especially with Roma youth, and as an expert on Romani culture and history in Hungary. From 1990 to 2003, she worked for the Hungarian Television as an editor, among others on the portrait series The Lord loves the Righteous People. From 2005 to 2010, she was a member of the ORTT, the complaint committee of the National Radio and Television. In 2009, Éva Kalla founded the Romani Film Fest in Budapest, which she has been organizing annually ever since. She wrote screenplays for many educational films and theatre plays, she directed the documentary film Respect for Gypsy Mothers (2011) and from 2014 to 2017, she worked as an expert and writer for the National Theatre in the production called 371 Csillag (371 Stars), on the occasions of Roma Resistance Day.