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LATCHO DROM (director: Tony Gatlif; 1994-Romania )

Latcho Drom, "safe journey," has a non-professional cast and no dialogue. It is an unusual documentary, tracing the path of Gypsy musicians in India, Egypt, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, France and Spain. This film through song and dance, conveys the persecutions and joys of these neglected people. They are a people who have been made scapegoats throughout history by tyrants such as Hitler. And, by Christians, who condemned them as pagans. A rare look at these folks. It is worth checking out, even if you are just interested in their lively music. GRADE: B

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