International Initiative for Development for Ethnic Art


Documentary films

  • Kaľi čercheň – Documentary footage of the summer workshop for talented Roma youth at castle Svojanov in 2007 (2007, director: Janek Růžička)
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"While working with the talented Romani children and teenagers, both Ida Kelarová and me had a feeling that these moments should be recorded.  Ida traveled around Czech and Slovak cities for a year searching for talented children who were offered this creative workshop free of charge. For two weeks we worked hard on preparing their concert performance which was the opening concert of the Romani festival GYPSY CELEBRATION 2007 at castle Svojanov. The Czech Television produced several documentary films about this project, but we felt there was a need for a film of a more musical and poetic nature to present this project - a film which would capture the work and opinions of young Romani people. Besides children who sing and dance, we also invited the young Romani writer Michal Mižigár. His task was to write a small part of a story on the Black Star theme each day, and every evening he would read this part to all participants. And it wasn't just him. Other teenagers showed interest in writing and the Black Star became the main topic of their debates and also the leading theme of the film. Over a few days, presence of the camera became almost natural, therefore the film Black Star offers a very unique testimony about music, the journey into it, and the world of today's young Roma people." 

  • Gypsy celebration 2005 – Documentary film, Czech Television, footage of festival Gypsy Celebration 2005 (2005, directed by: Václav Kučera)
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  • Vierka,  aneb záhada zmizení rodiny B. (Vierka a.k.a the Mysterious Disappearance of the B. family) – This documentary film was awarded several times in the CZ and abroad (2005, director: Miroslav Janek)
  • Giľaven! (Sing!) – Documentary film about Ida Kelarová and Desideria Dužda's work and activities of MIRET. (2003, director: Stephan Satalee)
  • Amen savore – Documentary film about the first Gypsy Celebration festival event (2001, director: Dagmar Cee)
  • Ozvěny ženské duše (Echoes of the Female Soul) – Documentary film about the preparation work for the unique concert "Echoes of the female soul" held by Ida Kelarová (1997, director: Vladimír Merta)
  • Dílna duše i těla (Workshop for Body and Mind) – Documentary film about Ida Kelarová's work (1996, director: Jan Hubáč)

TV shows

  • Babylon – Report on summer camp/creative workshop at castle Svojanov 2005/2006 (project of MIRET and Ida Kelarová) 2005,2005, director: Marta Svozilová
  • Babylon – Report on dance group M Dance club (project of MIRET and Ida Kelarová) 2006, director: Marta Svozilová
  • Noc s Andělem – Music TV show produced by Czech Television about Ida Kelarová and her work with young Romani talents, 2006
  • Metro – Music TV show produced by Slovak Television dedicated to Ida Kelarová and her project, 2006
  • Strážni anjeli, STV, 2007
  • 13. komnata Idy Kelarové - Documentary film, Czech Television, 2007


Related videos

Kaľi čercheň


Romano drom

Romano drom summer school with concerts in three towns in the North Bohemia (Šluknovsko) will take place during July 30 - August 13, 2016.


  • 9. 8. letní kino v Novém Boru
  • 10. 8. Lužické náměstí v Rumburku
  • 11. 8. zámecké zahrady v Děčíně


Concerts with the Czech Philharmonic

Four concerts by the Čhavorenge Choir and Czech Philharmonic directed by Marco Ivanović will take place in Prague in October 2016.