“A heart-rending story of Bulgarian Roma, but in many ways it speaks for many other Roma anywhere in the world. In a fascinating manner, the film gives Roma a voice, and unveils facets of the engrained and sharpened racism and its promoters in Europe."
- Margareta Matache, Harvard University
Narrated by Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, Welcome Nowhere tells the true story of a community of Roma people (commonly known as Gypsies) in Sofia,Bulgaria, who live in old train boxcars after being forcibly evicted from their homes. Without bathrooms or proper sanitation for more than 200 people, they hold on to hope that the government will soon follow through on its promise of better housing. Yet year after year, their living conditions only get worse, and the community is struggling to survive with what little they have. Welcome Nowhere documents their fight for new homes, better opportunities for their children, and ultimately, their place in the world.
Featuring interviews with some of Europe’s leading Roma Rights experts, Welcome Nowhere paints a detailed picture of one of Europe’s most controversial issues.
“An eye-opening depiction of realities in Europe today that provides a valuable reference point to the lessons in human rights that are often taught in the abstract.”
- Dr. Ana Bracic, Stanford University
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