Support Free Showing of Our School

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On September 28, the community of California, PA, will be partnering together to present a free screening of highly acclaimed documentary "Our School" - produced and directed by Mona Nicoara and co-produced/co-directed by Miruna Coca-Cozma.

A description of the event is below, along with some links to more information about the event and a trailer for the documentary film.

Like most "free" events, there is in fact a cost to bring this complimentary showing, followed by a panel with noted Roma scholars, to our community.  Our special guests, including Mr. George Eli and our panel scholars, have generously donated their time, however there are still significant associated expenses such as travel, lodging, and meals.

A few donors have stepped up to cover some of those expenses, however, there are still other expenses yet to be met.

If you would like to contribute any amount, no matter how small, to help us bring this educational and inspirational event to California, PA, thank you in advance for your generosity.

Even if you don't live in or near California, and you would like to help support this important cultural event, we welcome and appreciate any donation of any amount!

If you have questions, or would prefer to make a contribution via some other means, please do not hesitate to contact me, Carla Anderton, via email at carla@pabridges.com.

Information about the Film Event & Panel Discussion

Free screening of award winning Roma documentary in California, PA - “Part case study on entrenched racism, part heartbreaking human rights story.”- Award winning documentary “Our School” to be shown at free screening in California

On Thursday, September 28, a free screening of award winning documentary “Our School” will be shown at the California Municipal Building, 225 Third Street, California, PA, at 6:00 p.m., with an introduction by Roma filmmaker George Eli ( http://www.georgeeli.com /) of the Romani Media Initiative: https://www.facebook.com/romanimediainitiative/ .

Following the screening, a panel discussion will be held featuring noted Roma scholars including Jud Nirenberg and Christiana Grigore.

The New York Times describes “Our School” - produced and directed by Mona Nicoara and co-produced/co-directed by Miruna Coca-Cozma - as “part case study on entrenched racism, part heartbreaking human rights story.”

This free screening is being held as part of an ongoing effort to bridge the divide between local residents and members of the Roma community who have recently relocated to the California, PA, area. Area officials and members of the community are being invited to attend, as well as the general public. Come help us learn more about our new neighbors and the persecution they’ve fled.

Sponsorship for the event is being provided in part by the Romani Media Initiative, the Law Office of Lisa J. Buday , Webchyk Design Studio , and Pennsylvania Bridges . We are also partnering with local officials and churches to help make this event a success.

Additional sponsors are both welcome and needed.

FMI about the free screening of “Our School” please contact Carla Anderton via email at carla@pabridges.com .

To watch a trailer for the film, follow this link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1238762/videoplayer/vi2146082329?ref_=tt_ov_vi
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