DocHouse Presents: OUR SCHOOL + Q&A

DocHouse Presents: OUR SCHOOL + Q&A

Our School is the bittersweet story of three Roma children caught up in an initiative to integrate ethnically-segregated Romanian schools. With defiance, humour and optimism, the three head to city school, where generations-old prejudice still looms large.

OUR SCHOOL is the bittersweet story of three Roma children from a rural Transylvanian village caught up in an initiative to integrate ethnically-segregated Romanian schools.

Shot over four years, the film follows Alin, Benjamin and Dana who begin their journey with high hopes of a better quality of education, and of making new ‘non-Roma’ friends at the city school. However, these hopes are quickly soured, and their isolation deepened, when they realise their classes will be taught separately and by teachers who begrudge their presence. Despite the institutionalised racism they are met with, the three go about their new school life with defiance, humour and sass.

Miruna Coca-Cozma & Mona Nicoara’s film is an elegiac portrait of racism and generational prejudice in Romania, woven with a profound admiration for their characters, and of the indomitable spirit of the Roma people.

Grand Jury Prize for Best US Feature – Silverdocs 2011

Director Mona Nicoara will join us for a post-screening Q&A via Skype.

Region: All
Start Date: 28/11/2013
End Date: 28/11/2013
Start Time: 20:00
Venue: Riverside Studios
Venue Address: Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London
Website: http://http://bit.ly/1a0wiMB
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
Press Tickets:
Name: Jodie Taylor
Phone: 02082371175