“Roma Dream” is a collection of four stories about the residents of Trans-Carpathian settlements
Denys was raised in anorphanage where he runs music workshop now. He lives in the settlement, in his mother-in-law’s house with his wife and three children. However, he always wears for work career apparel with a tie and polished shoes. Denys has bought a plot of land and he dreams of building the house and leaving the settlement.
Myroslav works at the regional Television and Radio Broadcasting Company where he makes and presents a weekly broadcast for Roma people. The topics of these shows include sports competitions in which Roma people participate, work of Roma organizations, and even historical events which aim to awake the self-respect of the Roma people.
Diana is 23 years old she lives in the “Radvanka” settlement. She is a mother of two children from two marriages and she doesn’t give up the dream of studying and becoming a professional choreographer. Diana runs dance workshop at the local Roma school. She is convinced that when people stop dance their folk dances the nation will stop its existence.
Renata was born in a settlement in Mukacheve. She studied to become a lawyer at the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management (the IAPM) and moved to the town with her parents. Recently, Renata started to work in the Centre for Legal Information and Consulting which was founded in the former house of her parents. For the first time in Mukacheve settlement history, Roma people can get a free legal consultation. Renata helps to renew passports, to issue birth certificates for children, and represents Roma people’s interests in courts.
The films of “Roma Dream” cycle were created with the support of International Renaissance Foundation in the framework of the “Legal Empowerment of the Poor” initiative.
Roman Bondarchuk – director, cameraman
Borys Peter – sound director
Dar’ya Averchenko – journalist, scriptwriter, executive producer
Olga Zhmurko – consulting expert on human rights
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