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How hard is to make art in Romania with and for marginalized groups throughout the history – Interview with Mihaela Drăgan

Creative teenagers and young adults who grew up in Ferentari neighborhood in Bucharest write articles about Roma culture, with editorial guidance, as part of “Avdives, Khetanes!” (translation “Today, together!”) project implemented by Amfiteatru Foundation.

“Avdives, Khetanes!” aims

to increase inclusion and develop the premises for a better quality of life for Roma children in Belin commune, Covasna county and in Ferentari marginalized neighbourhood (Sector 5, Bucharest).

Andreea Violeta Petre, the author of the interview is passionate about acting. Together with her brother is the protagonist of the documentary “Toto and his sisters” (r. Alexander Nanau, 2014) and played in Swedish film “Till drömmarnas land”/ “The Unpromised Land”/ (r. Victor Lindgren, 2019). She is 25 years old and currently is involved in several artistic projects.

Andreea Petre’s Interview with Mihaela Dragan was published by Gala Societatii civile and can be found here.

Mihaela Dragan is an International artist fighting to create responsible art in Romania, an art in witch judgements are not perpetuated and the oppressive history on women and Roma people is criticized. This is placing her as an independent artist where she has a continuous fight against precariousness.