on GYPSY/ ROMA
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GYPSY DAVY, the title of our film, references an Irish/English folk ballad made famous by Woody Guthrie.
For more information about this song, and why we chose it as the title for our film, click HERE.
GYPSY DAVY is not a film about “Gypsy”/Romani people, though some do appear in our movie. It is about David Serva Jones, an American-born musician who has spent most of his life in Spain playing Flamenco guitar with and for Gitano artists. The film does not purport to address the historical, cultural, social or political issues that concern “Gypsy”/Romani people, in Spain or elsewhere, although these issues are close to our hearts.
Thus, for a deeper understanding of “Gypsy”/Romani people, their complex history, cultural and linguistic diversity, and various struggles for social and political justice past and present—including those having to do with the misnomer “Gypsy”—we suggest the following links as a start:
EUROPEAN ROMA RIGHTS CENTER
ROMA RIGHTS NETWORK
INTERNATIONAL ROMANI UNION
Numerous "Gypsy"/Roma related films have been made over the years, two of them by our esteemed colleague, filmmaker Jasmine Dellal:
WHEN THE ROAD BENDS: TALES OF A GYPSY CARAVAN and AMERICAN GYPSY
Hence, and for the time being, we refer you to a comprehensive page of links to other "Gypsy"/Roma related sites compiled by Dellal HERE.