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This is Not My Culture – Watch and Work: Latcho Drom

September 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Watch and Work is a series of films and documentaries you can watch while artist Xstine Cook works on her Hub residency. Be welcome to bring along a project of your own. Please use the Eventbrite link to register.

Event 9: Tuesday September 26
7pm: Watch and Work: Free screening Latcho Drom

Drop in and enjoy watching and listening to this beautiful movie about the Romani people’s journey from north-west India to Spain, consisting primarily of music. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

About the movie: 

The film contains very little dialogue and captions; only what is required to grasp the essential meaning of a song or conversation is translated. The film begins in the Thar Desert in Northern India and ends in Spain, passing through Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and France. All of the Romani portrayed are actual members of the Romani community.

The use of music in the film is highly important. Although Latcho Drom is a documentary, there are no interviews and none of the dialogue or lyrics is captioned.. The film relies on music to convey emotion and tell the story of the Romani. Musicians include the Romanian group Taraf de Haïdouks, La Caita (Spain), Remedios Amaya and gypsy jazz guitarist Tchavolo Schmitt.

The soundtrack was composed by Dorado Schmitt, who appears in the film.

*Note that the DVD is 1993 quality….

*Note that capacity is extremely limited.* If you sign up, please attend, or cancel your reservation so that others may.

Please consider a donation to Nature Conservancy of Canada


The free screening will play as part of Xstine Cook’s Artist in Residency This is Not My Culture at cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub. Cook will be working on her art during the screening, and attendees are welcome to bring along a project they want to work on while watching and listening to the talk.

The free screening of Latcho Drom is presented as part of Xstine Cook’s This is Not My Culture artist residency at cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub. Xstine will be modifying and altering reclaimed commercial plastic packaging material into an artistic creation during the month of September.

The cSPACE Eau Claire Hub Artist in Residence program is supported by cSPACE Projects and The City of Calgary.


September 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub
381 2 Avenue Southwest
Calgary,ABT2P 0C5Canada