A People Uncounted

A PEOPLE UNCOUNTED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ROMA is a journey into the world of the Roma (commonly referred to as Gypsies) - a people who through the ages have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture, politics and art, and who have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution.

 

Visiting 11 countries and interviewing dozens of Roma artists, historians, musicians and Holocaust survivors, this revealing film documents their culturally rich but often difficult lives, taking us back to ancient times and forward to the little-known story of Roma unfold, both the people and their history come to life through the interplay of their evocative music and poetry, interwoven with true stories told by the survivors of the camps. As intolerance is on the rise in European politics, this remarkable film reminds us that ethnic minorities all too often fall prey to racism and genocide.

 

"Yeger merges old-world aesthetics with clean, contemporary camerawork, infusing the present with the past. Of course, history is never so far away as we'd like to believe, and what Yeger stirs up is profoundly unsettling and deeply moving."  - THE VILLAGE VOICE

"Illuminating! A vivid mix of visual evidence, historical commentary and survivor testimonies". - VARIETY

 

2011 / Canada / Colour / English / 1.78 widescreen presentation / Dolby Stereo / 99 minutes

 

Director: Aaron Yeger

 

DVD packaged in certified Green Forestry eco pack

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Seven Extended Scenes: Ronald Lee, Activist • Dr. Ian Hancock, Historian • Dr. Gerhard Baumgartner, Historian • Bill Bila, Activist • Ceija Stojka, Survivor • Hugo Höllenreiner, Survivor • Robi Botos, Musician • William Duna, Activist