UCLA Film & Television Archive, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA International Institute's Human Rights Film Series, SEEFest (South East European Film Festival) and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles presents

Our School (US/Switzerland/Romania, 2011)

Our School (2011)
April 25, 2012 - 7:30 pm
In-person: 
filmmaker Mona Nicoara.

"Our School is a gentle and smart film." —Filmmaker Magazine

Winner of Best Documentary at 2011 Silverdocs!

 

Directed by Mona Nicoara

This award-winning documentary takes a wry but wistful look at the experience of three Roma children in rural Romania, caught up in political gamesmanship over whether and how to integrate public schools. Confronting racism, hypocrisy and insincerity, the children make compelling protagonists: warming at the prospect of joining with other Romanian children in school, but quick to point out disingenuity on the part of public “leaders.”

Digital video, color, 94 min.

Watch the film's trailer below: