Scene from the film Being Gypsy
Scene from the film Being Gypsy
Scene from the film Being Gypsy
Scene from the film Being Gypsy
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Being Gypsy

  • Sweden
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Roma talks about their experiences in the Third Reich and the Federal Republic of Germany, inspired by Otto Pankok’s paintings of Roma in the1930s. These are moving narratives of persecution, discrimination, marginalisation, of life as second-class human beings, all of which lasts, incredibly enough, right up to the allegedly democratic present day of the film, since they live in inhumane conditions in barracks at the margins of cities and society and are not officially recognised as Nazi victims. Long, nearly uncut sequences open space for the people and their stories. That’s all it takes.

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  • Original Title
    Zigeuner sein
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Zsóka Nestler, Peter Nestler
  • Cinematography
    Peter Nestler
  • Editing
    Peter Nestler
  • Runtime
    47 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Sweden
  • Format
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