Film Screening: OUR SCHOOL (2011| 93 mins)

25 JUNE | 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Film Screening: OUR SCHOOL (2011| 93 mins)
Dirs. Mona Nicoara & Miruna Coca-Cozma | USA / Romania / Switzerland

This 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.
Followed by a Living Library with:

Alina Serban (Actor)
Nicu Dumitru (Project Manager – Terre des hommes)
Artur Conka (Photographer)

In its initial form a ‘living library’ is a mobile library where the ‘books’ are live people with knowledge about a given subject. Visitors are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan” about those life experiences and the challenges and achievements involved.

Our ‘living library’ is designed as an event to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding about Roma people.  By capturing people’s stories the human library puts visitors to our exhibition face to face with the life experiences of Roma people, which we hope will have a deep impact on those who attend.

Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ

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