Behind The Music| 59mins
Director: Remmelt Lukkien | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: Netherlands
Roma and Sinti, generally known as Gypsies, have been living in Europe for over 500 years. They can rightfully be named true Europeans, as all European countries have a small or large Roma or Sinti minority among their nationals. But from time immemorial in every country these minorities had trouble fitting in. Many solutions have been presented for this situation, always by non-Gypsies and always failing. Since the Roma and Sinti populations grow fast, the problems also increase. But few people care.
By focusing on three remarkable individuals in three different countries, one Sinti and two Roma, this film attempts to create better understanding of the largest European minority. With true candidness, these three men, a political leader, a self appointed schoolmaster and a storyteller, talk about their lives. Their stories provide a rare insight into different aspects of the culture, traditions, and daily reality of Europeâ€™s largest minority.