Docu­men­tary follows singer Reinard Dewus is a Sinti, and demon­strates that the differ­ences with civil­ians’ are still very profound.
Reinard Dewus is a Sinti: candid, head­strong, inflex­ible, but also sensi­tive and some­times even senti­mental. And above all he is a singer, with a voice that that other great popular singer could be envious about. While his singing career seems to take a more profes­sional turn — the head of a record company proves to be highly inter­ested in the tear­jerkers he sings in Romanes — director Carin Goei­jers follows him closely. In the protec­tive envi­ron­ment of the trailer camp, on a tour with his family, horse and trailer, and in his pursuit of a better school for his teenage daughter. The film demon­strates that, despite the fact that the cara­vans have shed their wheels a long time ago, the differ­ences with civil­ians’ are very profound. For example, the daughter lacon­i­cally accepts the fact that she may never go to school again. After all, she does not want to work in civilian society, anyway.

Credits

Set geluid
Production company
Jura Filmprodukties
TV company
NCRV TV
Distributor NL
Lava Filmproducties en distributie
Cinema Delicatessen

Title: I Soeni, de droom
Year: 2003
Duration : 1 hour, 18 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2003

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