Holocaust Memorial Day Film Screening of ‘Korkoro’



5.30pm Monday 27th January 2014 10-11 Pavilion Parade, University of Brighton,

Korkoro, the Romani word for alone, is a highly acclaimed French language film about the little documented Porajmos, Romani Holocaust. Its story of French villagers that aided the escape of a group of Romanis was recorded by Romani historian, Jacques Sigot. French actors are joined by a trans-European cast. The film challenges the recurrent stereotypes “gypsies” and will, hopefully, help us reflect of the theme of the 2014 Holocaust Memorial Day: ‘journeys.’ http://www.hmd.org.uk/resources/theme-papers/take-step-hmd-2014 For more information about the film see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1495823/ Korkoro will be introduced with a short discussion about the persecution and prejudices against migrants, refugees and asylum seekers today.

Holocaust Memorial Day film showing of Korkoro is a joint Brighton University College Union (UCU) , Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and Brighton Anti-Fascists event.