Feb. 6th DocYard screening of “Our School”

 

WIFVNE is proud to co-sponsor this DocYard screening of Our School, a film by producer and director Mona Nicoara. Shot over four years in rural
Transylvania, Our School follows three Roma children who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. This award‐winning work will screen February 6 at 8pm at the historic Brattle Theatre followed by an exclusive, in‐person Q&A with Nicoara.

The film’s poignant and intimate portrait of rural village life and its
rhythms not only introduces viewers to the stark reality of the children’s situation but also inspires a deep admiration for their indomitable spirit, punctuated by shocking instances of prejudice and ignorance. Their story touches on issues such as institutionalized racism, public education, and the intractability of poverty, culminating in an outrageous finale that cements the Roma children’s struggle in the annals of egregious human rights violations. Our School is an absorbing, infuriating, and ultimately bittersweet story of tradition and progress.

The DocYard’s 2012 Winter season screens at the Brattle Theatre every other Monday from January 23 to April 16. The series continues to offer an incredible array of nonfiction and documentary works, with stories about fights against bureaucracy, racism and personal demons. All screenings begin at 8pm, followed by a Q&A moderated by Boston‐based filmmaker Chico Colvard, and an after‐party at the Crimson Lounge in Harvard Square.

Individual tickets for each film are $10 and can be purchased online at www.brattletheatre.org or prior to show time at the Brattle Theatre box office. For more information on the DocYard and its 2012 Winter Season, visit www.thedocyard.com.

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