POSTPONED Sunday 4 August

*Postponed* 11.30 am -1.30pm

Our School (Not Certified – PG advised, 94 mins, 2011)
Romanian language with English subtitles
Queen’s Park Arena, Queen’s Park, G42 9QL
11.30am -1.30pm
Unticketed, entry by donation

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.

Our School

2.15pm-3.50pm

Taikon (Not Certified – U advised, 90 mins, 2015)
Swedish language with English subtitles
Queen’s Park Arena
2.15pm-3.50pm
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

4.30pm – 5.45pm

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (Cert 12, 72 mins, 2013)
Romanes/Bosnian language with English subtitles
Queen’s Park Arena, Queen’s Park, G42 9QL
4.30pm-5.45pm
Unticketed, entry by donation

In this film, made in 2013, we follow the story of Senada and Nazif, a Roma couple in Bosnia who come up against enormous challenges in accessing the healthcare that pregnant Senada desperately needs. This is a deeply moving portrayal of family and love under crushing institutional racism. The film premiered at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prix.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8f-jnqKytg

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

6.30pm-8.40pm

Carmen and Lola (Not Certified – 12 advised, 103 mins, 2018)
Spanish language with English subtitles
Queen’s Park Arena, Queen’s Park, G42 9QL
6.30pm-8.40pm
Unticketed, entry by donation

This 2018 Spanish drama film is about two young Roma women who fall in love, incurring the wrath of their community and turning their families against them. Both Carmen and Lola’s lives appear to have been carved out for them by the traditions and the values of their community. But their taboo romance leads them on an unexpected path and allows them to dream of a life beyond the one that has been set out for them.

Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO_PZqilExE

Carmen and Lola