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When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan -- A brief look into Romani culture and Rom (Gypsies) from around the globe as five famous Romani groups tour the USA. The film visits their families at home in Spain, India, Macedonia and Romania.
When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan -- Clip: In concert
When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan -- Clip: I am a gypsy

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A brief look into Romani culture and Rom (Gypsies) from around the globe as five famous Romani groups tour the USA. The film visits their families at home in Spain, India, Macedonia and Romania. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Gypsy Caravan
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 12 July 2007)

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Hop aboard the caravan See more (11 total) »

Cast

 

Directed by
Jasmine Dellal 
 
Produced by
Wouter Barendrecht .... executive producer
Joanna Chejade-Bloom .... associate producer
Jasmine Dellal .... producer
San Fu Maltha .... executive producer
Michael Werner .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Alain de Halleux 
Albert Maysles 
 
Art Direction by
Josh Fifarek 
 
Sound Department
Carlos M. Cano .... assistant sound editor
Martin Czembor .... sound re-recording mixer
George Eli .... sound
Marius Emil Stanescu .... sound recordist
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roko Belic .... additional camerawork
Adam Jeppeson .... additional camerawork
Dean Mermell .... additional camerawork
PJ Raval .... additional camerawork
Margarita Semadeni .... additional camerawork
Dan Uneken .... still photographer: Spain
 
Editorial Department
Kiki Allgeier .... post-production associate
Don Bernier .... assistant editor
Carlos Chacon .... post-production associate
Craig Gordon .... digital intermediate editor
Margarita Jimeno .... assistant editor
Paulo Padilha .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mariusz Glabinski .... music editor
 
Other crew
Bryan Bruchman .... production assistant
Houston King .... producer's representative
 
Thanks
Josh Fifarek .... very special thanks
 

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"When the Road Bends..." - International (English title) (short title)
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USA:110 min
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Nicolae NeacÅŸu:When I was a kid, 3 fates came to me. One destined this, one destined that, and the youngest asked me, "When do you want an easy life? When you are old or young?" I said, when I am old. Because when I'm young I can carry life's bitterness.See more »

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Hop aboard the caravan, 4 July 2010
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

A few years back, five groups of musicians and performers, from four different countries - India, Romania, Macedonia, Spain - yet all united by their common gypsy heritage, set off on a six-week tour through North America that came to be known as the Gypsy Caravan. Albert Maysles' "When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan" is a documentary account of that tour.

The movie makes it clear that gypsy music has its roots firmly planted in personal hardship and social protest, that it is an organic response to the bigotry and oppression gypsies have suffered under from time immemorial.

The filmmakers spend much of their time interviewing the performers either behind-the-scenes at rehearsals or on the bus the group travels on from one location to the next. It is here that we see the camaraderie that develops among the members, as well as the personal conflicts and artistic disputes that are an inevitable part of any group activity. But it is when they are all on stage, performing to packed houses in cities like New York, Miami, San Francisco, etc., that we feel the sheer joy that comes from sharing one's passion with an enraptured audience.

The movie makers also travel to some of the performers' native towns and villages to try and get a feel for who these people truly are and the lands and cultures from which they spring.

The result is a moving, informative, and musically enriching glimpse into a people and an art form that few Westerners know much, if anything, about.

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