Sunday, November 10, 2013

Our School London at DocHouse

We are thrilled to announce that Our School will have its London premiere on November 28, 2013, in the wonderful DocHouse series, a year-round showcase of independent documentaries that fosters community among filmmakers and seeks to develop new audiences for non-fiction cinema. We are honored to be included in this year's line-up and to be able to present the film to the general public, the filmmaking community, the press, and, last but not least, the Roma / Gypsy Traveller and human rights partner organizations in the UK. 

The screening is, unfortunately, timely: It comes at a point when anti-Roma discourse in the UK seems to have reached a new low. Media and politicians seem to compete in spreading stereotypes and inflaming spirits against a perceived influx of Roma from new EU member states like Romania, Bulgaria or Slovakia, in anticipation of the lifting of work and travel restrictions for citizens of newer EU member states.

A Skype Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara and Editor Erin Casper will follow the screening.