About the equality from the starting line and the obstacles which make you who you are at the end of the race.
Saturday at noon. The sun burns unusually strong for the mid of September. Maybe it’s only the sensation created by the hot land which raises dust with every step. The road named by Craiova’s people “on the channel”, found at the outskirts of Craiova, and reminds us about the dusty narrow streets of any village. Sometime, here it spread a Deep channel of 10 meters. Today, it is only a road of approximately 2 kilometres length, enclosed by the gypsies’ ...
It’s autumn and outside it is darker than in other days, not even a little sun does not sneak among the gloomy clouds. On the way to the school „Ion Bojoi” from Flămânzi children with colourful schoolbags run in their backs and on the long lane they walk easily, in Indian line, two by two, with their thick caps on the forehead. Through a window eye we can see a bunch of children, everyone with their fingers up in a „V” curved and fragile. In front of them, next to the agile teacher, a young boy looks scolding with his olive complexion, oceanic eyes which stop ...
Her father abandoned her even from her birth, and her mother works abroad in search of a decent life. Lacking the parental warmth Felicia escaped in music, and the flute became like a brother to her.
„If you don’t mind I put the score in the front”, tells me Felicia and she spreads her delicate fingers towards the white sheets painted in black on a staff. „There are new pieces which I cannot learn by heart for a week”. She starts with the tune-up. Her lips, cheeks, fingers and lungs must be ready in order to breathe in and out music. Some strange sounds, which ...
Adina is 21 years old, is a wife, mother and student in the 2nd year at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work within the University Babeș-Bolyai from Cluj. She has grown up in a gipsy nation and, from six brothers, only she together with an elder sister have come to the faculty.
16th August 2014.
I speed up the pace in order to meet an ex – classmate. If I could take off my beige sandals and I could put my feet on the asphalt they would melt.
Although I have been many times at the door of the flat where Adina used to live until now, I haven’t seen anything ...
She has been through many moments that could have broken her. She has cried because of them, has stood against them, of just turned her back on them. She managed to transform all of them into life experiences.
“I’m Alina Calin, specialist registrar in general surgery and I am of Romani descend. Straight talking- this is how she introduces herself, without hiding her beautiful smile. You lose yourself in her green eyes and it is difficult to know how to continue the conversation. Her tune is so calm and natural that it disarms you.
She is the third sister out of ...
At 16 years old, Mioriţa Enache lives for 3 months in a tent on Vulturilor Street from Bucharest. 3 months in which it snowed, it rained, and the sun was absent 1 month from the sky. „We have too many problems, really”, says Mioriţa while she arranges her hair once again uncontrollably. Her black hair reaches almost her buttocks corseted well in a pair of fashionable blue jeans and she is so brilliant, that she seems to leave behind traces of keratin.
The girl of 16 advances slowly on the street, with clumsy and resilient steps, in the way you move sometimes ...
A roma young women become school mediator for helping the comunity.
Alexandra Iulia Bizga is 24 and has been working as a mediator at Ion Neculce School in Iasi, since September 2014. In the first days of school, the number of students is quite low but as school progresses more children show up, some curious to discover the mysteries of the alphabet and numbers, while others to strengthen their knowledge from last years.
At Ion Neculce School in Iasi also known as School No 21, in Dimitrie Cantemir neighbourhood, most students are Romani. Classmates during all ...