In 2006, the European Union gave the Romanian government money to facilitate the integration of the Romas, or gypsies, into good Romanian schools. The aim was to improve equal access to education and offer an opportunity for children to escape the cycle of poverty.
Our School follows the first five years of a group of Roma children affected by this law.
Excited about the possibility of meeting Romanian children, and even making new friends, the Romas prepare themselves for a new and better life. However, the integration poses many challenges and it becomes clear that the stigmatisation of being a Roma will not go away so easily.
This story of tradition and progress explores the obstacles of institutionalised racism and poverty in public education as viewed through the eyes of the children.