Join us for the launch of Roma – From Huedin to Here

Wed, April 3, 2013

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre cordially invites you to the launch of the film

Roma Still ImageRoma – From Huedin to Here

Date: Saturday 13th April 2013
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM
Where: Gate Cinema (Screen 1), North Main Street, Cork

A short documentary film that explores the story of the Roma community in Cork and their journey from a small camp in Romania to life in Ireland. It compares the lives of Roma who were lucky enough to land on Ireland’s shores and what those who remain behind in Huedin continue to endure. The Roma who camp outside Huedin live in squalor and deprivation, next to open railway tracks and a dangerous dumping site. Once here, the Roma people face their own share of hurdles, overcoming discrimination, unemployment and exile – trying to be a part of Irish society while preserving their Roma heritage.

In collaboration with Nasc, the film was directed by Brian Cronin and produced by Roma activist Greucean Adam and Nasc’s Roma Rights Officer Claire Larkin. The film was supported by funding from Cork City Partnership, the HSE and generous individual donors through FundIt.ie. A short Q & A session will follow the screening.  You can RSVP on our Facebook event page or by emailing jennifer@nascireland.org.

The film is being screened to mark the International Roma Day, which falls on 8th April.  To find out more about the film, click here. For more information about the Roma and Nasc’s work to promote Roma rights, visit our Roma in Ireland page.