The Roma people (commonly known as Gypsies) are the largest and most excluded ethnic minority in Europe today. Victims of extreme racism, they struggle to have access to basic housing, proper education, and equal employment opportunities.
This film tells the story of one Roma community in Sofia, Bulgaria, that live in old train boxcars without bathrooms or proper sanitation. Placed there by the mayor more than ten years ago, they hold on to the hope that soon the government will follow through with the promise of better housing. Yet year after year, their living conditions only get worse, and the community is struggling to survive with what little they have. Welcome Nowhere tells the story of their fight for new homes, better opportunities for their children, and ultimately, their place in the world.
By exposing the racism and examining the many layers of why this problem exists, Welcome Nowhere poses the universal question: How can prejudice and poverty be overcome?
What We Need
With filming and editing completed, we are now facing mounting post-production costs for the services required in order for this film to reach its full potential.
Specifically, we need funds to cover the Soundtrack, Sound Mix, Color Correction, Narrator Recording, Film Festival Applications, Promotional Materials, Screeners, Posters, Website, and more.
The goal is two-fold: to make a difference on both a micro and a macro level.
Through a grassroots promotional campaign, we hope to educate the average person who may not have known that such problems still exist in the 21st Century, and inspire them to see the world around them differently.
However, it doesn't stop there: with the help of film festivals worldwide in conjunction with human rights organizations, this film has the capability to make a significant impact on those who need it most. Although we may not be in a position to solve this problem individually, it is our hope that the film could be used as a tool for those who are working directly with the Roma communities in Europe. We have already partnered with numerous Roma Rights organizations who want to use the film to educate and fundraise for their incredible causes. This exposure means the film has the potential to be seen by politicians, the media, and other people of influence. Reaching them means we stand a chance to inspire lasting, positive change for the Roma people.
With the film poised to have a far-reaching impact, we look to you to help us cover the last of the expenses for the film's completion, and ensure that it is at the highest standard of quality.
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