Dasa Raimanova, originally from Slovakia, is a London based freelance filmmaker. She graduated with BA in Film, Video and Interactive Arts at Middlesex University. Her work explores socio-political topics as well as her interest in political characters without capital P.
Her short documentary “1 Squat, 28 people, 10 dogs, 6 cats & a mum’s visit” got nominated for best doc at the Portobello Film Festival and her most recent success is ‘Resistance Recipes’, a food and farming themed documentary highlighting the everyday struggles of Palestinians in the West Bank. The film has been selected for the London, Bristol and Toronto Palestine Film Festivals.
Before moving to the UK, Dasa used to study Biological Anthropology 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 activists and arts collectives regularly organising political direct actions and cultural events stretching from alternative fashion shows to prisoners support benefits.
Zofia Brom was born in Silesia, Poland. In 2007 she graduated with MA in Political Science and Journalism from Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Today, she is based in London, UK, but she divides her time between United Kingdom, Poland, and Greece.
Polyland is the first film she is taking part in, however, she has long history of political activism. She started as a so-called “eco-warrior”. When she was 14, she joined the well-recognised Polish environmental organisation Klub Gaja. Later, she was part of Polish Anarchist Federation, Free Caucasus and numerous other groups.
In UK, she has worked with No Borders Network, Dissent! She was also involved with London Coalition Against Poverty. She has volunteered for Freedom Press: the largest publishing house of its kind, and the oldest in the English-speaking world.
As for her working life, she busied herself with a large number of occupations. Her favourite one was being a push bike courier both in London and in Krakow, Poland. Today, together with her brother, she runs a small gardening business in London.