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Published on Sep 23, 2011
Award-winning documentary OUR SCHOOL (http://ourschoolfilm.blogspot.com) follows three Roma (commonly known as "Gypsy") children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. Shot over four years, the story touches on issues ranging from institutionalized racism, public education, and the intractability of poverty, culminating in an outrageous finale that cements the Roma children's struggle in the annals of egregious human rights violations. OUR SCHOOL is an absorbing, infuriating, and ultimately bittersweet story of tradition and progress.
Awards: Grand Jury Prize for Best US Feature at Silverdocs 2011 Best International Feature, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2012 Grain de Cinephage Award, Films de Femmes 2012 Nominated, Silver Eye Award for Best Eastern European Documentary 2011, Nominated, Gopo Award for Best Romanian Documentary 2011
Festivals: Tribeca, Silverdocs, DokLeipzig, Transylvania International Film Festival, Visions du Reel, Thessaloniki Dok Fest, One World Prague, DokuFest Kosovo, EIDF South Korea, Guth Gafa, Camden International Film Festival, Noaptea Alba a Filmului Romanesc, Astra, Verzio, United Nations Association Film Festival, Inconvenient Films, CPH:DOX, One World Slovakia, DocEst, WatchDocs, Romanian Film Festival at the Lincoln Center Film Society, This Human World, Documentarist: Which Human Rights?, Trieste Film Festival, Journees du Soleure, Etoiles Francophones