De witte raaf

Bob Entrop Long documentary - 2004 - 70 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Director Entrop follows Lalla Weiss for a year, the spokeswoman of the national Sinti and Roma organisation. Weiss emphasises that the Roma and Sinti have been denied a place in our culture for seven hundred years, and that this is only recently and gradually changing. She herself is the living proof of the fact that things can change: she is married to Kees, a civilian, and as his wife she takes the lead in the traditional male dominated Roma and Sinti societies. Lalla tells extensively about the history, the role of music, the role patterns and the traditions. Entrop shows, sometimes in split-screen, Lalla's private life and her public function. He follows her on a trip to Brno in the Czech Republic, during a speech she delivers before the OVSE, and when she pays a visit to Django Reinhardt's grave. In Westerbork, she attends a commemoration of the gipsies that were deported to Auschwitz. Meanwhile, she has started to write down stories by first, second and third generation war victims.


Director(s) Bob Entrop
Producer(s) Bob Entrop
Production Company SOL FILMprodukties B.V.
Director of Photography
Sound on Set
Jeroen Goeijers
Wouter Weber
Kees van Gool
Gertjan Miedema
TV Company
Production Country