‘Roma – From Heudin to Here’ Screening 8th April

Tue, April 1, 2014

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To mark the International Day of the Roma, Nasc will be screening our short documentary film entitled ‘Roma: From Heudin to Here’.

Date: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Time: 6 – 7pm
Where: Nasc Event Room, Ferry Lane

Suggested donation: €5 / €3 (unwaged)

The film 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.

Both Brian and Greucean will be present at the screening to introduce the film.

You can watch the trailer for the film here. For more information, check out our Facebook event page.

For more information about the Roma and Nasc’s work to promote Roma rights, visit our Roma in Ireland page.