'A PEOPLE UNCOUNTED'Canada, 2011.
Awards and festivals:
2012. – Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards – CSC Award for Best Cinematography in Documentary, 2012. – Robert Brooks Award for Documentary Cinematography, 2011. – Foyle Film Festival – Festival Prize for Best Documentary
"A People Uncounted" tells the story of the Roma, who have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture, politics and arts. But the Roma persevere, even as they have been singled out for intolerance and persecution throughout Europe. Seen as outsiders, and lacking the kind of social hierarchy and political power that could otherwise advocate collectively for their rights and tell their history, the Roma struggle with chronic poverty and disenfranchisement. Touring 11 countries and interviewing dozens of Roma, film documents their culturally rich but often difficult lives, taking us back through history to the little-known story of Roma genocide during WWII. The history of Roma comes to life through the interplay of their poetry and music, along with compelling true stories told by survivors. As intolerance is on the rise in European politics, film reminds us that ethnic minorities all too often fall prey to racism and genocide.