Amazon.com |BURY ME STANDING by Isabel Fonseca
They travel endlessly and seem to appear almost everywhere, yet
they are the world's most mysterious people: Gypsies. Isabel
Fonseca has done the impossible, entering into their world,
living and traveling with Gypsies during several long trips
to Eastern Europe, and she has brought back an insightful,
highly personal, and very readable account of who the Gypsies
are and how they live. The Gypsies have a legendary aversion
to "gadje," or outsiders, but Fonseca has lifted
the curtain and written gracefully about their lives on the
edge of society.
- English subtitles
This majestic, French-made film wishes
viewers a "latcho drom"--a safe journey--as it follows
the roots of the Rom, traveling people better known as Gypsies.
Stunning and evocative, it transcends language and culture, bringing
together the best elements of National Geographic-style documentary
and music video in a kind of anthropological MTV. Using only
music and image, without any steady characters or plot, award-winning
director Tony Gatlif (himself of Rom descent) tells a compelling
story of Rom migrations from Northern India to Europe and the
rest of the world.