SAM ROMA: WE ARE GYPSIES

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Credits

Director

Marina Danezi

Country

Greece, 2014

Running Time

40mins

Category

Documentary

Language

Greek with English subtitles

Elvis Presley was also a gypsy…

From India to Egypt, and Sweden to Britain, the Roma people are the Wandering Kings of the Road, a steady stream of human geography that sometimes lives outside the law and social acceptance.

In this documentary, filmmaker Marina Danezi gives voice to the all-singing, all-dancing, all-partying Greek Roma people who claim, for them, survival is an everyday challenge – “people who live on the streets learn more than those who go to school.” That sense of survival can encourage them to break the law, but still the Roma people stay fiery and proud.

Danezi’s cameras enter the Roma communities of Attica, Argolida and Ilia, where she details a previously inaccessible world. Contrary to popular opinion, the filmmakers were welcomed with warm hearts and open arms. As one of the interviewees in the documentary says, “Us gypsies are a mysterious people…”

Written by Marina Danezi
Produced by Marina Danezi & Nicholas Triandafyllidis

About the Director:
Born in Athens in 1982, Marina Danezi studied Mathematics at the University of Athens and Dramatics at Delos School under the direction of Demetra Chatoupi. Having worked as an actor on stage and screen for many years, she is now making a name for herself as a documentary filmmaker. Her previous shorts are The Trap (2011) and Scavengers’ Union (2011).

Greek Synopsis:
Ένα ντοκιμαντερ της Μαρίας Δανέζη, το οποίο δίνει φωνή στους Έλληνες Ρομά, στα τραγούδια, τους χορούς και τα πανηγύρια τους.