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IFP & the ROMANIAN FILM INITIATIVE PRESENT, "OUR SCHOOL"

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IFP PRESENTS, "OUR SCHOOL"
FRI,MON-THURS TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY 6:45PM DOORS/7:30PM SCREENING & 9:30PM DOORS/10:15PM SCREENING SATURDAY 12:00PM DOORS 12:30PM SCREENING & SUNDAY 7:00AM DOORS/SCREENING.
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IFP & the ROMANIAN FILM INITIATIVE PRESENT,

"OUR SCHOOL"


  SCREENING:

JANUARY 18th-24th, 2013

TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY

FRIDAY JAN. 18th:

6:45PM DOORS/7:30PM SCREENING

After the 7:30pm screening:  Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara and special guest James Goldson, who litigated the landmark school segregation cases before the European Court of Human Rights; currently the Executive Director of the Open Society Justice Initiative.

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9:30PM DOORS/ 10:15PM SCREENING


* PLUS *

 

SATURDAY JAN. 19TH

12PM DOORS/ 12:30PM SCREENING

After the screening: Q&A with Mona Nicoara and Margareta Matache, who leader of Romania's largest Roma rights groups, Romani CRISS, currently a research fellow at Harvard University

&

SUNDAY WAKE UP DUMBO!

SCREENING 7AM DOORS/SCREENING

(ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR SUN AM SCREENINGS)

 

 

MONDAY JAN. 21ST:

6:45PM DOORS/7:30PM SCREENING

Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara and special guest Ethel Brooks, who is a Roma scholar from the US and teaches women's and gender studies and sociology at Rutgers University.

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9:30PM DOORS/ 10:15PM SCREENING

 

 

TUESDAY JAN. 22nd:

6:45PM DOORS/7:30PM SCREENING

After the 7:30pm Screening: Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara

& Special Guest

George Eli, NY-based Roma documentary film director, author of the charming Searching for the 4th Nail

&

9:30PM DOORS/ 10:15PM SCREENING


WEDNESDAY JAN. 23rd:

6:45PM DOORS/7:30PM SCREENING

After the 7:30pm Screening: Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara & Special Guest

Bogdan Apetri, NY-based Romanian director of Thessaloniki Film Fest-winner

Periferic (Outbound); on the faculty of Columbia University's Film Program.

&

9:30PM DOORS/ 10:15PM SCREENING


THURSDAY JAN. 24th:

6:45PM DOORS/7:30PM SCREENING

After the 7:30pm Screening: Q&A with Director Mona Nicoara

& Special Guest Prof. Ted Shaw, who teaches a course on segregation in Europe and the US and the Columbia Law School, and spearheaded many school integration cases while leading the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

&

9:30PM DOORS/ 10:15PM SCREENING


 



Alin, Beni, and Dana, three Roma ("Gypsy") children from a small Transylvanian village, are among the first participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. In 2006, they set out from their dead-end segregated school for the city, optimistic for education and new friendships with Romanians. Their hopes and innocent optimism quickly sour as they meet with low expectations and further isolation.



Shot over four years, this tender vérité story touches on issues ranging from institutionalized racism to public education and intractable poverty, culminating in an outrageous finale that cements the Roma children's struggle in the annals of egregious human rights violations.

Our School premiered in the US at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, went on to over 60 festivals across the globe, enjoying long runs in Romania and Switzerland. It was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at SilverDocs 2011, Best International Feature at the 2012 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Australia, and the Grain de  Cinéphage award at the 2012 Films de Femmes, and it was nominated for Best Eastern European Documentary at the 2011 Silver Eye Awards and Best Romanian Documentary at the 2012 Gopo Awards.

Praise for Our School
"Exercising admirable restraint in its expose of ingrained racism in the Romanian educational system, absorbing docu Our School...carries echoes of Michael Apted's groundbreaking Up series." Variety

"Some documentary films take us far away to reveal what we did not know while other documentaries return us home to confront what we already know. Our School does both...Targu-Lapus is far off in the Transylvania Mountains, yet it mirrors what we know about small towns in the Appalachian Mountains...A gentle and smart film." Filmmaker Magazine

"Among the most moving and galvanizing in the [Tribeca] festival, Our School was filmed in color in Romania, but finds racism as shocking as the Lovings faced in the Jim Crowe South. Like watching the European equivalent of the aftermath of Brown vs. Board of Education...this quietly observed, yet explosive documentary could be exhibit A in another law suit." Film Forward

“It's impossible to finish the film and escape the parallels to our own society—we've been at this for half a century and still haven't figured out how to resolve the gross inequalities in our school system, after all.” DCist
   
"A moving dedication by filmmakers Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma to the Roma people in Romania, chronicling their incredible resilience and character in the face of perpetual segregation and discrimination...A film that simultaneously made me love even more those extraordinary human beings we call Gypsies, and hate the infuriating traditions of institutionalized racism present in so many modern societies, and so dangerously insidious." Huffington Post

Links
Teaser https://vimeo.com/20395928
Film blog http://ourschoolfilm.blogspot.com/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ourschool
Twitter http://twitter.com/monanicoara

 
 
 
 
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