Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Film Taking Destiny Into Her Own Hands

A documentary by Ricardo Lobo

Fri, April 4, 2008 | GRG 102

7:00 PM

This visually stunning documentary follows the path of a twenty-first century Romani woman ("Gypsy") in Northern Spain, Maria Jose, who becomes a Social Worker.

Colum McCann's Zoli, about which he will be speaking on campus Thursday, is also based on the life of another strong and influential Romani woman who lived during the Nazi period, and who, like Maria, had to face not only hostility from the outside world, but the objections from her own male-dominated society. The film will be followed by a Q and A session led by Colum McCann and Prof. Ian F. Hancock.

Sponsored by: CREEES, Department of English, The Romani Archives and Documentation Center

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