Please join us for the screening and discussion of Roma Stories/Japigia GagÌ (2003), an ethnographic film by Giovanni Princigalli. Dr. Danielle Schoon from the department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures will present the film and lead a discussion after the screening.
About the film: Thousands of Romanians have emigrated to Italy over the last two decades in search of better lives, and a significant percentage of them are Roma ('Gypsies'). Some of these residents have applied for asylum or refugee status, but most of them live undocumented, carving out their existence in shantytowns constantly under the threat of evacuation and earning barely enough to survive by begging. This ethnographic film documents one such shantytown on the outskirts of Bari, Italy, and the daily lives of its Romani residents.
Danielle Schoon is an anthropologist with expertise in Turkish and Romani studies. Her research is in Turkish Roma shantytown communities in Istanbul. In this film presentation, Dr. Schoon will lead a discussion about the impact of democratization on the Roma in Eastern European countries, the displacement of Roma in countries like Italy and Turkey, and the role that Roma play in migration discourses and practices in Europe today.
The event is part of the Center for Folklore Studies Ethnographic Film Series, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
If you require assistance to attend this event, please contact Madeleine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.