A people uncounted

Original Title : A people uncounted
Country : Canada
Category : Documentaires de Création
Theme : Roms
Production : Canada
Date : 2010
Length : 99 min
Director : Aaron Yeger, Marc Swenker
Production : Urbinder Films
Website : http://www.apeopleuncounted.com/



A People Uncounted tells the story of the Roma, commonly referred to as Gypsies—a people who have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture. The Roma have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution in Europe, most notably the Holocaust genocide where an estimated 500,000 were murdered. A People Uncounted documents their culturally rich yet often difficult lives, and demonstrates how their present state has been deeply shaped by the tragedies of the past.

Filmed in 11 countries and featuring dozens of Roma—including Holocaust survivors, historians, activists and musicians—A People Uncounted brings the Romani history to life through the rich interplay of their poetry, music, and compelling first-hand accounts. As ethnic intolerance flares up across Europe, A People Uncounted sheds light on this unique culture while placing the Romani story within the larger context of the world’s legacy of racism and genocide.





Aaron Yeger attended the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, where he garnered several awards, including the Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award, the Harvey Hart Directing Award and two Universal Studios scholarships. He has worked as a story producer for television and as a writer and director of commercials, short films and documentaries, including an exploration of Chuck Berry’s influence in rock and roll, which is currently in production in association with Universal Music Canada. A People Uncounted is Yeger’s first feature-length film.




Marc Swenker is an award-winning producer whose films have screened from Toronto, Canada to Skopje, Macedonia. A graduate from the prestigious Image Arts program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, some of Marc’s more notable works include a documentary exploring Chuck Berry’s influence in early rock and roll, and the award-winning short film Emes, which has garnered international acclaim.