Our School

Our School

Scoala noastra
director: Mona Nicoara, Miruna Coca-Cozma
country, year: US, Switzerland, 2011
category: Growing up - growing old
 
time: 94'
VO: Romanian
subtitles: English, Romanian
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SYNOPSIS

“Our school” follows three Roma children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the first participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. In 2006, Alin, Benjamin and Dana set out from their dead-end segregated school for the city, optimistic for education and new friendships with Romanians. The children’s hopes and innocent optimism quickly sour as they meet with low expectations and further isolation. Shot over a period of four years, the documentary touches on issues ranging from institutionalized racism, public education, and the intractability of poverty, culminating in an outrageous finale that cements the Roma children’s struggle in the annals of egregious human rights violations.

FULL PROGRAM

14 March, 18:00,

15 March, 11:00,

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

One World Prague 2011, Czech Republic
Thessaloniki Doc Fest 2011, Greece
Visions du Reel 2011, Switzerland
Tribeca Film Festival 2011, USA
Imagine India 2011, Spain
Transylvania International Film Festival 2011, Romania
Guth Gafa 2011, Ireland
SilverDocs 2011, USA
DokuFest 2011, Kosovo
FanFest 2011, Romania 
EBS International Documentary Festival EIDF 2011, South Korea
Noaptea Alba a Filmului Romanesc 2011, Romania
Camden International Film Festival 2011, USA
DokLepizig 2011, Germany
United Nations Association Film Festival 2011, USA
Document 9 2011, Scotland
Astra 2011, Romania
Inconvenient Films 2011, Lithuania
CPH:DOX 2011, Denmark
Verzio 2011, Hungary
Lone Star International Film Festival 2011, USA
DocEst 2011, Romania
One World Slovakia 2011, Slovakia
Romanian Film Festival at Lincoln Center Film Society 2011, USA
This Human World 2011, Austria
WatchDocs 2011, Poland
Documentarist/Which Human Rights? 2011, Turkey
Journees du Soleure 2012, Switzerland
Trieste Film Festival 2012, Italy
Etoiles Francophones 2012, France
Movies that Matter 2012, the Netherlands
Cape Winelands Film Festival 2012, South Africa
Sebastopol Documentary Festival 2012, USA
Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil 2012, France
Lacho Divano 2012, France
Council of Foundations Documentary Festival 2012, USA

AWARDS
Sterling Award for Best US Feature, Silverdocs 2011
nomination - Silver Eye Award for Best Eastern European Feature-Length Documentary

PRODUCER

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