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Jaisalmer Ayo! Gateway of the Gypsies

Directed by Melitta Tchaicovsky & Pepe Ozan

Shot in Rajasthan, India, the homeland of the Gypsies, "Gateway fo the Gypsies" captures the lives and travels of vanishing nomadic communities from the Thar Desert who are believed to share common ancestors with the European Roma (Gypsies). TRT: 54 min

AWARD Best Documentary, Videofest, San Francisco, 2006

  • Rolling Film Festival, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2009
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007
  • Asian Museum, San Francisco 2007
  • Roxie Theater, San Francisco 2006
  • All Roads National Geographic Film Festival, Washington D.C, Los Angels & Santa Fe. 2006
  • Document 4Documentary Festival, Glascow, Scotland
  • VIII Festival int.l de Cine y Video de los Pueblos Indigenas, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Mediawave International Festival, Gyor, Hungary.
  • Tartu WorldFilm, Tartu, Estonia.2005:
  •  Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia.2005
  • 10o Mostra Int. do Filme Etnografico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2005
  • California Independent Film Festival, CA, USA. 2005
  • Festival Globalisering, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Synchron /Szinkron int. Human Rights Documentary Festival Budapest, Hungary.
  • Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm,
  • Il Gigante Festival, Florence, Italy.
  • World Premiere at the Rotterdam In.l Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherland.2004


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Never Again?

Directed by Melitta Tchaicovsky (2009)

"Never Again?" contains footage and interviews with survivors in displacement camps in Sudan and Chad as well as refugees, and activists in Europe and in Israel. "Never Again?" reveals why this tragedy is still going on and why the international community has not been able to do enough to stop it. TRT 15: 28 min.

Awards and Screenings:

AWARD 2nd Prize, "The Holocaust Through a 21st Century Lens" Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 2009 USA

  • 8th Oakland Int'l Film Festival 2009, CA, USA.
  • Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series,2009 New York, NY, USA.
  • Rio de Janeiro Jewish Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro
  • São Paulo Jewish Film Festival2009, Sao Paulo, Brazil




Ganga Ma: A Pilgrimage to the Source

Directed by Pepe Ozan & Melitta Tchaicovsky

Following the holiest pilgrimage of the Hindus from the mouth of the Ganges River in the Bay of Bengal to it's source in the Himalayan's glaciers; Ganga Ma presents with striking images festivals, funeral ceremonies, art and the daily life of the ancient Hindu culture thriving along the banks of the river.The Kumbha Mela 2001 -the largest spiritual gathering in the world- and the Himalayas are shown in an intense and engaging narrative of visuals and music. TRT: 58 min

Awards & Screenings

AWARD Best Documentary Taos Mountain Film Festival 2002

  • Culture Unplugged Fesitival 2010
  • Kadmandu International Mountain FIlm Festival2002
  • Latino International Film Festival LA 2002
  • Santa Cruz FIlm Festival 2002
  • Telluride Mountain Film Festival 2002
  • Taos Mountain Film Festival( Award of Best Documentary)
  • Black Maria Film Festival (Director's Citation) 2002




Warriors of the Rainbow (2010)

Directed by Melitta Tchaicovsky

Since 1972, every summer, thousands of nature lovers have been holding large non-commercial gatherings in remote National Forests across the United States. The annual "Rainbow Gathering" draws thousands over the first week of July, focusing on the 4th as a holy day of meditation and prayer for peace and freedom. In "Warriors of the Rainbow" the audience meets members of the Rainbow family as they express their love and hope for the future of humankind through personal stories, dance and music. Interviews with Ram Dass, Rez Menelek and other Rainbow Warriors. TRT: 25 min


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