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The Source - One Day in a Roma Settlement in Romania - trailer

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Hetea is an isolated settlement in Central Romania. Around 350 people live in handmade huts. In The Source - One Day in a Roma Settlement in Romania we experience a day in Hetea. The day starts out pastorally enough: guiding cows and horses, building a new wooden house, etc. In the afternoon, suddenly the fat is in the fire. People scream and threaten each other. Little by little the serene atmosphere returns, but the aftereffects of the quarrel are still audible. Artist and filmmaker Jaap de Ruig prepared the film for seventeen years and recorded it in one day. He chose not to subtitle because then 'I would have given too much meaning to words, which divert from the universal character of the images'. Complete film: 40 minutes, 2009. http://www.jaapderuig.nl/docs.html