OPENS MAY 16th IN NYC • One Week Only! QUAD CINEMA | SHOWTIMES: 9:00
Q&A w/ Director Aaron Yeger following Friday & Saturday's 9:00 show
A People Uncounted: The Untold Story of the Roma is a journey into the world of the Roma (commonly referred to as Gypsies)—a people who through the ages have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture, politics and art, and who have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution.
Visiting 11 countries and interviewing dozens of Roma artists, historians, musicians and Holocaust survivors, this revealing film documents their culturally rich but often difficult lives, taking us back to ancient times and forward to the little-known story of Roma genocide at the hands of Nazis during World War II. As we watch the incredible story of the Roma unfold, both the people and their history come to life through the interplay of their evocative music and poetry, interwoven with true stories told by the survivors of the camps. As intolerance is on the rise in European politics, this remarkable film reminds us that ethnic minorities all too often fall prey to racism and genocide.
"Yeger merges old-world aesthetics with clean, contemporary camerawork, infusing the present with the past. Of course, history is never so far away as we'd like to believe, and what Yeger stirs up is profoundly unsettling and deeply moving."- The Village Voice
"Illuminating! A vivid mix of visual evidence, historical commentary and survivor testimonies."
"Telling the Gypsies’ tale beyond the stereotype...‘A People Uncounted’ explores the Roma through the centuries." - The New York Times
"Aaron Yeger's enlightening, globe-trotting documentary brings this little-known story
to light in powerful fashion." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Surprising and harrowing. A poignant and painful examination of man’s unending inhumanity to man." - This Week in New York