Saturday 28 SEPTEMBER

Our School (Not Certified – PG advised, 94 mins, 2011)
Romanian language with English subtitles
Bike for Good (South), 539 Victoria Road, G42 8BH
Doors 15:00, film at 15.30
Unticketed, entry by donatio
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The segregation of Roma in education is sadly a practice that is still prevalent and continues to violate the human rights and hinder the life chances of Roma children across Europe. ’Our School’ is a touching story shot over four years following a group of Roma children involved in a school desegregation project. When their school is desegregated, Alin, Benjamin, and Dana set out for the city school, optimistic for education and new friendships, but their innocent optimism quickly sours when the children are met with low expectations and further isolation. Watch the trailer here

Our School

Followed by Music from Gypsy Lexus and food 17:30 -18:00

Taikon (Not Certified – U advised, 90 mins, 2015)
Swedish language with English subtitles
Bike for Good (South), 539 Victoria Road, G42 8BH
Doors 18:30, film 19.00
Unticketed, entry by donation

This documentary tells the story of one of the most important and inspiring advocates of human rights in 20th Century Europe, a Roma woman called Katarina Taikon who lived from 1932 to 1995. Despite facing intense racial prejudice, being denied an education and only learning to read in her late twenties, she became a powerful voice in the fight for Roma rights and one of the most widely- read children’s book authors in Sweden. Katarina Taikon’s is a story that needs to be known. Watch trailer here (no subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJ9PF8vWTc

Taikon