Page added on June 6, 2012
There will be some fantastic programmes broadcasting in June as part of Gypsy Roma Traveller history season, including films following the lives of GRT communities in the UK as well as those on the continent.
Read our blog from Travellers’ Times.
Gypsy Life – Born on the Straw
Ainlee was born on the straw – a Gypsy custom. In this programme Ainlee Ryalla and her family show us how they are still living the life of a Roma gypsy, in harmony with mother nature.
Episode 1 – Monday 4th June at 10pm
Episode 2 – Tuesday 5th June at 10pm
Gypsy Life – Looking Back
Ainlee takes a look back at the past, her childhood, her family and how things have changed for Romany-Gypsy Folk. We look at how the land can provide all your living needs.
Episode 1 – Monday 11th June at 10pm
Episode 2 – Tuesday 12th June at 10pm
Gypsy Life – Romany Museum
The Gordon Boswell Museum is a unique experience for all the family, containing one of the country’s finest collections of Romany vardos, carts and harnesses.
Episode 1 – Monday 18th June at 10pm
Episode 2 – Tuesday 19th June at 10pm
As well as…
Train of Freedom – Saturday 9th June at 10pm
This documentary is shot entirely on the railway system of Kosovo – one of the very few places in Kosovo where Albanians, Serbs, Roma Gypsies and Ashkalis share a common place.
Home, Horse and History – Saturday 16th June at 8pm
Sites and Rights provides answers to some of the common objections to having a Gypsy or Traveller site in your neighborhood, and explaining why Gypsies and Travellers in the UK have been made homeless by the consequences of planning regulation and legislation going back over many years. Made by Rural Media Company.
Human Heart Explodes – Saturday 16th June at 10pm
After years of trying to help his fellow Roma people, Safet Tairov has finally convinced a group of Germans to donate humanitarian goods and build a kindergarten.
Le Weekend – Saturday 23rd June at 8pm
Story of a Gypsy Woman – Saturday 23rd June at 10pm
This documentary follows the life of Papusza, arguably one of the most famous and renowned gypsies of her time.
Vardo and Gry – Saturday 30th June at 8pm
We Have No War Songs – Saturday 30th June at 10pm
This documentary celebrates the uniqueness of the Gypsy people, as it covers the seven-day gathering of thousands of Gypsies, in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.