Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Film Suspino

Directed by Gilian Darling Kovanic

Wed, April 2, 2008 | GRG 102

7:00 PM

In SUSPINO-A Cry For Roma, the filmmakers expertly capture the human face of the suffering and centuries-old oppression of the Roma people (widely known as Gypsies). "The truth is, we are hated the world over, which springs from a history when we were slaves," says Emilian Niculae, a Romanian Roma-activist and refugee. Interwoven with intense scenes of violence and atrocities, SUSPINO intimately profiles a Romanian Roma refugee family who fled persecution in their home country only to find it again in Italy. Their story depicts the struggle of a people to preserve dignity in the face of extreme injustice.

All films in the Romani Film Series have English subtitles.

Sponsored by: CREEES, The Romani Archives and Documentation Center, DSES

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