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American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everybody's Land

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PBS Premiere: August 29, 2000

Synopsis

There are over one million Gypsies living in America today, and most people don’t know anything about them. It is one man’s obsessive pursuit of justice and dignity that led filmmaker Jasmine Dellal into their hidden thousand-year-old culture. Charming and outspoken, Spokane resident Jimmy Marks defies widely held stereotypes–and his own people’s code of secrecy–to unlock a Romani world in America and tell a story which is at once humorous and poignant and speaks of the community’s continuing persecution.

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TAGS: gypsy, rom, romani, spokane

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American Gypsy (54 min.)

Premiere Date: August 29, 2000

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Jasmine Dellal Bio | Interview

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