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Zoli earns his livelihood abroad by skinning chinchillas in a Danish fur factory.
The film begins with the story of Zoli’s return to the periphery, to the small Hungarian village of Jaba.
Zoli’s family, settled Romas, struggle to earn their living by hiring themselves out as day-labourers. For Zoli, Jaba has no work and no prospects, so he kills time and waits. Standstill.
“Jaba” tells the story of survival in one of Europe's poorest regions. A movie about the outsiders. The protagonists portray their own lives. A film that is as raw and poetic as the people themselves.


Huesca International Short Film Festival//2007

Submission in the category Europ. Dokumentarfilmwettbewerb

Norwegian Documentary Film Festival//2007

Alpe Adria Cinema - Trieste Film Festival//2007

Doc En Courts - Kurzfilmfestival für Dokumentarfilm Lyon//2006

Zinebi - Bilbao Festival für Kurz-und Dokumentarfilme //2006

Les Rencontres Internationales//2006

IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam//2006

Submission in the category IDFAcademy

Internationales Filmfest der Filmhochschulen //2006

Submission in the category Eröffnungsfilm

Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest//2006

Duisburger Filmwoche//2006

Submission in the category Deutscher Wettbewerb

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen gGmbH//2006

Submission in the category Deutscher Wettbewerb

Internationale Filmfestspiele Cannes//2006

Submission in the category Cinéfondation

FID - Marseille Festival für Dokumentarfilm//2006

Submission in the category ‘Be With Me – La fiction avec le documentaire'