Roma Heritage Documentary ‘Our School’ Opens in Brooklyn @ reRun Theater – January 18-24, 2013

Alin, Beni, and Dana, three Roma (“Gypsy”) children from a small Transylvanian village, are among the first participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. In 2006, they set out from their dead-end segregated school for the city, optimistic for education and new friendships with Romanians. Their hopes and innocent optimism quickly sour as they meet with low expectations and further isolation.

Shot over four years, this tender vérité story touches on issues ranging from institutionalized racism to public education and intractable poverty, culminating in an outrageous finale that cements the Roma children’s struggle in the annals of egregious human rights violations.

Our School‘ premiered in the US at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, went on to over 60 festivals across the globe, enjoying long runs in Romania and Switzerland. It was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at SilverDocs 2011, Best International Feature at the 2012 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Australia, and the Grain de Cinéphage award at the 2012 Films de Femmes, and it was nominated for Best Eastern European Documentary at the 2011 Silver Eye Awards and Best Romanian Documentary at the 2012 Gopo Awards.

Purchase TicketsHERE

Friday, January 18 – Thursday, January 24, 2013
IFP & FilmWax Presents
‘OUR SCHOOL’
@ reRun Theater
147 Front St. Brooklyn, NY

Friday, 1/18 @ 7:30PM & 10:15PM
After the 7:30pm screening:  Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara and special guest James Goldson, who litigated the landmark school segregation cases before the European Court of Human Rights; currently the Executive Director of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Saturday, 1/19 @ 7AM (Advanced tickets only) & 12:30PM
After the screening: Q&A with Mona Nicoara and Margareta Matache, who leader of Romania’s largest Roma rights groups, Romani CRISS, currently a research fellow at Harvard University
Monday, 1/21 @ 7:30PM & 10:15PM
Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara and special guest Ethel Brooks, who is a Roma scholar from the US and teaches women’s and gender studies and sociology at Rutgers University.
Tuesday, 1/22 @ 7:30PM & 10:15PM
After the 7:30pm Screening: Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara
(special guests TBA)
Wednesday, 1/23 @ 7:30PM &10:15PM
After the 7:30pm Screening: Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara
Thursday, 1/24 @ 7:30PM & 10:15PM
After the 7:30pm Screening: Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara
(special guests TBA)

www.ourschoolfilm.blogspot.com
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