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Our School

Learning to be a Gypsy

Videos

OUR SCHOOL teaser

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Minorities, Social Issues, Anthropology, and Foreign Worlds
Synopsis

Three Roma ("Gypsy") children from a small Transylvanian town participate in a project to desegregate the local school, struggling against indifference, tradition and bigotry with humor, optimism and sass. OUR SCHOOL is a bitter-sweet story about hope and race, and an elegy about generational prejudice and squandered opportunities.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
94 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Sat Mic Film LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2006-2010
Locations
Targu Lapus, Romania
Prod. Partners
Pipas Films (Switzerland) - Co-Producer & Co-Director Miruna Coca-Cozma

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
Tribeca, Visions du Reel, Thessaloniki DocFest, Transylvania, One World Prague, Guth Gafa, Silverdocs, DokuFest, DokLepizig, Astra, Camden, CPH:DOX, Lone Star IFF, WatchDocs, Verzio, EIDF
Awards
Grand Jury Prize for Best US Feature at Silverdocs, Silver Eye nomination, Gopo Award nomination
Broadcast (Prod.)
Lichtpunt, TSR, YLE
Language
Romanian
Subtitles
English

Photos

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