FUNDRAISER FOR THE ROMA COMMUNITY CENTER
Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street (Ryerson University)
RCC204 lecture theatre, Monday Oct. 29th, 2012, 7pm – 9pm. $5-$10 (sliding scale)
Film: NEVER COME BACK!
A documentary film about Roma (“Gypsy” refugees in Canada and the countries they fled
Who are the “Roma”– or as you my say “Gypsies”– anyway?
Why do Europe’s largest minority group feel compekked to seek asylum in Canada?
“‘Never Come Back’ tells the story of the Roma (sometimes called “gypsies”) in Canada. Characters include Tibor Lukacs, from Prague, who founded the FC-Bohemians, a “Roma”soccer team, in the steel city of Hamilton, and Tamas Banya, a singer/guitarist from Budapest, now living in Toronto. After accepting many as refugees the Canadian Government is now rejecting many Roma, arguing that they come from democratic countries. The film travels to the Czech Republic and Hungary where Roma still suffer discrimination and face constant threats of violence. Bela Radics, a Roma man who was returned by the Canadian government to Hungary, tells Roma still in Canada: “Never come back!”
For more information on the event and the Roma Community Centre visit: http://www.romatoronto.org/index.html