WHEELS IN MOTION
For the latest stories affecting the GRT community produced by The Traveller Movement of Britain (TMB), just copy & paste the below link into your web browser
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY – Award Winning Film (99mins)
“A People Uncounted” the untold story of ‘Perajmos’ the Roma Holocaust will be shown at a variety of venues in Surrey with free entry (18+ only).
Subtitles will be read out LOUD.
‘A People Uncounted ‘ – The untold story of the Roma Holocaust
The award winning film ‘A People Uncounted’ will be shown on and around Holocaust Memorial Day (dates to be advised for January 2019) in recognition of what was suffered by one of Surrey’s largest ethnic minorities, and its legacy today.
This full-length (99 mins) feature film has been nominated for/won five awards internationally since it was made in 2012. Its UK premiere was held at the headquarters of Amnesty International in 2015. Members of Surrey Gypsy Traveller Communities Forum attended this, and the Forum has since bought the right to show the film to public audiences free of charge in the UK.
Here is the official trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7slCGDaSWY
‘A People Uncounted’ tells the story of the Roma, commonly referred to as Gypsies – people who have been both romanticised and vilified in popular culture. The Roma have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution in Europe, most notably the Holocaust genocide where an estimated 500,000 were murdered. This film documents their culturally rich yet often difficult lives, and demonstrates how their present state has been deeply shaped by the tragedies of the past.
Filmed in 11 countries and featuring dozens of Roma – including Holocaust survivors, historians, activists and musicians – ‘A People Uncounted’ brings the Romany history to life through the rich interplay of their poetry, music, and compelling first-hand accounts. As ethnic intolerance flares up in Europe, this film sheds light on this unique culture while presenting the Roma tale as emblematic of the world’s legacy of racism and genocide.
Closer to home, this film presents a powerful and thought-provoking challenge to what the Commission for Racial Equality has described as ‘The last acceptable form of racism’ in our own country. This is particularly significant in Surrey, which has one of the largest Romany Gypsy and Traveller populations in the UK.
Here is a link to the five minute film made with and for Gypsies and Travellers in Surrey to explain about ‘Brighter Futures’: our strategy to deliver equality of life chances for the children of their communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH6tmuix7Z4
Brighter Futures for GRT children and young people
short film on YouTube
Click on link or put “Brighter Futures Gypsy” in YouTube search to find out more from youngsters living in Surrey.
READ THE LATEST FROM TRAVELLER TIMES ONLINE
Put www.travellerstimes.org.uk in your search browser