Like the Tree, So Is the Apple






Bojan Dakić


Ksenija Silađi, Tatjana Kalezić


Bojan Dakić, Marjana Jović Lainović


Arpad Garbac, Bojan Dakić, Borislav Živkov

Pavle Nikić


   In the attics of Roma houses all over Vojvodina we have found around a hundred VHS tapes which showcase the most significant parts of the lives of the Roma – weddings and wedding rituals. The tapes were made between the late 1980s and the 1990s. Some of the wedding rituals were preserved and are practiced until today, others were transformed, and yet others were almost forgotten, but have been successfully recorded in this film. Early and arranged marriages, as well as the cult of virginity, present a common part of Roma tradition. Older and younger generations tell stories of customs dictated by the wandering past of their community, and the desirability of such customs today.



Bojan Dakić, born in 1979 in Zrenjanin, is a multimedia artist whose creative path is strongly shaped by audivisual experience. He has graduated at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, where he directed his talents towards the plastic arts. The path of art has led him to the title of MA in new visual media – video. Within his multimedia career he works in television and film, as director, scriptwriter, cinematographer, DP, and editor. His creative portfolio includes around twenty short films, experimental forms, and video performances. He spent a significant time creating documentaries, making over 400 minutes of intriguing content.