On Romania's National Day, December 1st we had a an excellent screening in the 6th Romanian Romanian Film Festival in New York City. It was a perfect time to think through issues of national unity, the value of diversity, and what giving a better chance to Roma children means for Romania as a whole. It was truly moving to connect with the large audience assembled at the Walter Reade Theater, and to get another chance to answer the smart questions of tough New Yorkers - whether they be teachers, filmmakers, Roma or Romanians.
We are very grateful to the organizers of the festival - the Lincoln Center Film Society, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, and the Transylvania Film Festival - for making this possible, and to the wonderful Scott Foundas for his thoughtful and gentle work as moderator. You can see the Q&A session with Director Mona Nicoara and Editor Erin Casper below: