Searching for the Fourth Nail

George Eli

Documentary Rom(a)ni Director - 52' - USA - 2009

George Eli, an American Gypsy, turns his camera on the secret life of his Romani culture. As we see through his 8mm family footage, growing up Gypsy was’ a pretty good life’- carefree and lawless. Eli’s journey begins when his two sons ask him: “What does it mean to be a Gypsy”? He has no clear answer beyond what he’s learned from movies and TV. Eli and his sons begin an original and emotional quest for the truth, as Eli examines the inexplicable Roma traditions, and questions whether he must leave these old ways behind in order to give his sons a future.

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