Every morning, a school bus passes 11-year-old Denise and her cousins, without stopping to pick them up. During six years, we get to know Denise’s family and their sometimes absurd fight for their rights. Some call the suburb in southern Milan where they live a Roma camp. They themselves have named the place Villaggio delle Rose, the Village of the Roses. Through a quiet portrait, we get to know a family with a lot of warmth and humor. Their everyday life is combined with television archives and telephone conversations between the director and her friend, the Roma activist and actress Dijana Pavlovic. Together, it provides an opportunity to emotionally understand the consequences of populist media rhetoric and the widespread oppression of the Roma minority, today and historically.
Wednesday March 8, 19.30-21.00, Zita 1. Mingle before the screening followed by QA with the director, arranged by Folkets Bio. Saturday March 11, 10.30-12.30, Årsta Folkets Hus Bio. Breakfast screening & QA with the director.