Film Screening: 'Our School'
Join the Children's Human Rights Network for a screening of 'Our School' on Wednesday 25 September at 7pm at the Human Rights Action Centre. The screening will be followed by a Panel discussion and Q&A.
Our School is a powerful documentary, following Alin, Benjamin and Dana, three Roma children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Roma schools.
When their school is desegregated the three children set out for the city school, optimistic for education and new friendships, even as funds earmarked for integration are questionably used to build a 'Roma-only' school in their village. Their innocent optimism quicky sours when they are met with low expectations and further isolation. Shot over four years, this film touches in issues including institutionalized racism, public education, and the intractability of poverty.
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