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The Resource The Gypsies of Svinia, (electronic resource)

The Gypsies of Svinia, (electronic resource)

Label
The Gypsies of Svinia
Title
The Gypsies of Svinia
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Moved by a sense of outrage, David Scheffel, a Canadian anthropologist, is determined to help the impoverished Roma (Gypsies) rebuild their community in Svinia, a village in Eastern Slovakia. So-called "white" Svinia is a picturesque, typical Slovak village with well-kept homes, gardens, a store and a school. A little past the last "white" home is "black" Svinia, where life is characterized by decay and despair. The Roma dwell in squalid tenement blocks or in one-room huts without clean water or sewage facilities and little hope of employment. "White" Svinia despises the Roma who, in desperation, regularly burglarize their homes and gardens. Some "white" praise Hitler's policy of trying to exterminate the Roma. This powerful film gives an unprecedented look at a degraded ethnic group right in the middle of Europe, and the efforts being made to improve their lot
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacDonald, Joe
  • Paskievich, John
  • Filmakers Library, inc
  • National Film Board of Canada
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Svinia (Slovakia)
Target audience
general
Label
The Gypsies of Svinia, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 2, 2013)
Control code
ASP1784662/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849667107
Video recording format
other
Label
The Gypsies of Svinia, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 2, 2013)
Control code
ASP1784662/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849667107
Video recording format
other

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