In recent months, anti-Roma rhetoric has once again dominated headlines throughout Europe. The ancient prejudices against the “Gypsies” – that they are illegal immigrants with tendencies toward crime, and who refuse to integrate – have preoccupied politicians and social activists alike. Now director Aaron Yeger’s award-winning documentary, A People Uncounted: The Untold Story of the Roma, arrives in theaters, and tells a sobering and emotionally charged portrait of the culture and history of the Roma people.
Editor’s note. As someone who has witnessed first hand the nasty way that the “gypsies” behave in public, especially in Rome, Italy, (pickpocketing, begging, spreading their vile diseases, because they are so disgustingly filthy), the movie is a propaganda piece trying to portray these nasty creatures as people who actually contribute to society when, in fact, they do no such thing.