DOCNZ: The New Zealand International Documentary Film Festival


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A People Uncounted

Canada 2011 / 99min. / German, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian with English subtitles.
Director Aaron Yeger. Producer Marc Swenker.

The Roma, commonly referred to as Gypsies, have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture. They have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution in Europe, most notably the Holocaust genocide where an estimated 500,000 were murdered.

Filmed in 11 countries, this film documents their culturally rich yet often difficult lives, and demonstrates how their present state has been deeply shaped by the tragedies of the past.

As ethnic intolerance flares up across Europe, the film sheds light on this unique culture while placing the Romani story within the larger context of the world’s legacy of racism and genocide.

This is a feature film debut from director Aaron Yeger, producers Marc Swenker and Tom Rasky, and executive producer Lenny Binder.

The film grew from a conversation between Rasky and Binder, both children of Holocaust survivors and their mutual friend award-winning Romani musician Robi Botos, who went on to score the film. Yeger brings together a rich interplay of their poetry, music, and compelling first-hand accounts and the film is edited by Kurt Engfehr (Fahrenheit 911, Bowling for Columbine).


A People Uncounted Trailer

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Festivals and Awards

  • Victoria FF 2012
  • Hawaii IFF 2011
  • Montreal World FF 2011
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Documentary Edge Festival 2012

Generations (7/8)

Screening in Auckland

Tue 1 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
1pm Event Cinemas NewmarketBook 
Sun 6 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
6:15pm Event Cinemas NewmarketBook 
Sat 12 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
1:30pm Event Cinemas NewmarketBook 

Other Cities

Programme p.56

A People Uncounted Print Source

Urbinder Films
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