MARGINA is an intimate insight into the life of Menan’s family, who live at the edge of the European society in Macedonia. This documentary creates a poignant connection between an individual story and those global structures of injustice, exploitation and racism which force many people to flee their homes. Without the use of overt pathos, the film shows an everyday family life marked by social marginalization, racistic discrimination and economic hardship. Like many Roma of the region, the family is forced to make a living by cutting firewood for the non-Roma neighborhood. In search for a better life, the family decides to try to make their way to Germany, in order to seek asylum and spend the winter there.
Ljupcho Temelkovski was born in 1979 in Macedonia. He has an education in photography, video art, narrative film and generative art. He received a scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for the social engagement shown through his projects. Since 2016 he has also been working as a social worker, helping Roma Families from the south-eastern Europe.