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A People Uncounted

Nominated for a Producer’s Guild of America Award, A People Uncounted is the impressive feature debut from filmmaker Aaron Yeger, edited by veteran Kurt Engfehr (Farenheit 911, Bowling for Columbine).

A People Uncounted tells the story of the Roma, commonly referred to as Gypsies—a people who have been both romanticized and vilified throughout history. The Roma have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution in Europe, most notably during the Holocaust, when an estimated 500,000 were murdered in Nazi-occupied countries. Yeger’s film documents the Roma’s culturally rich yet often difficult lives, demonstrates how their current situation has been deeply shaped by the epic tragedies of the past, and dispels the stereotypes and misconceptions that many hold about them.

Filmed in eleven countries, this expansive documentary brings Romani history and present culture to life through a rich interplay of Roma poetry, music, and compelling first-hand accounts from dozens of people of Romani descent, including Holocaust survivors, historians, activists and musicians. As ethnic intolerance continues to flare up across Europe, Yeger sheds light on a unique and often forgotten European culture while placing the Romani story within the larger context of a global history of genocide and contemporary racism. A powerful and at times disturbing film, A People Uncounted is important viewing for all audiences.



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FILM INFORMATION

Director: Aaron Yeger
Cast:
Year: 2012
Runtime: 99 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: English, Romanian, Czech, Russian, German, Hungarian with English subtitles
Distributor: Kinosmith


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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