Dasa Raimanova

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Dasa Raimanova, originally from Slovakia, is a London based filmmaker, whose distinguishing qualities are fluency in several languages, intrepidness, cultural versatility and a strong academic background.
She graduated with BA in Film, Video and Interactive Arts at Middlesex University. Her work explores socio-political topics, generally focussing on the stories of strong women. Her interest is in ordinary people with extraordinary lives.
Dasa's feature debut 'Polyland', is a film about three courageous women from different minorities fighting prejudices in the Polish town, Wroclaw, the European Capital of Culture 2016. This film, in conjunction with a virtual reality piece by Be Another Lab and a broader social campaign, challenges the stereotypical and often negative views of minorities and inspires change. The short form of Polyland was selected for ‘The Guardian Pitch’ at Sheffield Doc Fest 2016.
‘Resistance Recipes’, a food and farming themed short documentary highlighting the everyday struggles of Palestinians in the West Bank has been selected for the London, Bristol and Toronto Palestine Film Festivals.
Before moving to the UK, Dasa completed an MA in Biological Anthropology and Cognitive Sciences in Austria, and France and spent two years in India learning the art of Bharata Natyam – South Indian traditional dance.
Apart from film and photography related work, Dasa is involved in various independent activist groups and art collectives, regularly organising direct actions and cultural events stretching from alternative fashion shows to prisoner’s support benefits.
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