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Broken Silence

Bob Entrop

Documentary Watch Online - 84' - Netherlands, Kosovo - 2012

In this beautifully told and stylish road movie Roma radio reporter Orhan Galjus travels along with filmmaker Bob Entrop to Germany, Poland and to his native Kosovo. They try to discover why the Sinti and Roma people kept silent about the genocide committed on their people when during World War II nearly half a million of them were murderded. In wonderful images we experience their unique encounters with Roma from across Europe. We witness interviews with German Sinti who survived the horrors of Auschwitz. We see unknown commemorative sites in Poland. As the story evolves, the inner drama of the protagonist Orhan develops. He is an engaging personality and compelling narrator, who is able to continue to captivate the viewer. Step by step, Orhan finds that this part of the history of the Sinti and Roma
is hidden - as a kind of treasure. He fears that future generations become alienated from their roots. What do these people - that for centuries lived in Europe – have to do to be taken seriously? Why do they deny their origin as at the time Picasso and Charlie Chaplin? What about the current generation of so-called “gipsies”? Do they see the parallels between the persecution in history and exclusion and discrimination now? Does history repeat itself?

Contact: bobentrop@solfilmprodukties.nl
Watch online: https://vimeo.com/album/25673447