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Opre Roma: Gypsies in Canada

Opre Roma: Gypsies in Canada
1999, director: Tony Papa

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Three Roma speak of their own experiences of persecution. Tom Lovell, Romano elder, speaks of being stoned in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Julia Lovell, Romani activist, speaks of having her skull split when she was four; Mario Ines-Torres, musician and Romano activist, was tortured when fighting with the Roma against fascists in Spain.