Tomáš Rafa

Since 2009, Tomáš Rafa has investigated notions of nationalism in Central Europe through his ongoing documentary film project, New Nationalism. Traveling between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia, the project details the creation of conflicts that arise from prejudices, superstitions, and resentments in the region. Featuring tense footage and reports of political demonstrations, blockades, and protests, Rafa captures events often unseen on televised news programs. Winner of the Oskár Cepan Award in Slovakia (2011), Rafa’s project is housed on a website that has been screened in museums and galleries across Europe, promoting positive social activism and triggering community conversations about nationalist conflicts. Rafa’s recent contribution to Creative Time Reports recounted his experience documenting the Euromaidan protests in Kiev earlier this year.