Een stukje blauw in de lucht

Bob Entrop Long documentary - 2007 - 95 min.

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Many subjects are taboo within the gypsy or rather Roma and Sinti communities. This partly explains why relatively little attention is paid to the scores of Roma and Sinti (the film mentions almost a million) who died in World War II concentration camps. Now that ever fewer eye witnesses are still alive, the remaining ones sparsely reveal a little more. Initially, Auschwitz survivor Lily only wants to explain how degrading it felt to have to undress in front of German officers - nudity and sexuality are big taboos. Still, a little later she decides to tell how women were raped and abused in horrifying medical experiments. Director Bob Entrop shows how the community he has been following for years struggles with its war traumas. In the process, he does not forget the people that stayed behind, like Zoni, who was the only member of his family to escape transport to Auschwitz. His last memory of them is his father shouting to his aunt: 'Take care of my boy!'

Credits

Director(s) Bob Entrop
Script Bob Entrop
Producer(s) Bob Entrop
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Kees van Gool
Wouter Weber
Music
TV Company
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands