Angry Buddha

danielle Sunday

Sunday 2 October
Cinema 2
98 min
Austria, Germany 2015
English, Hungarian with English subtitles
Followed by a Q&A

János Orsós, a teacher, and a Buddhist, is of Roma descent. Inspired by the history of the Dalits or “untouchables” in India, birthplace of both Roma culture and Buddhism, he founded a school in a small Hungarian village with the goal of enabling teenagers from the poorest Roma ghettos to attend universities. Angry Buddha documents János’ resolute battle against the difficulties he faces over three years, while simultaneously painting affectionate yet honest portraits of the Roma youth who use humor and their own vitality to survive in a world of poverty and prejudice.

Director/Writer:Stefan Ludwig – Camera: Thomas Beckmann, Stefan Ludwig – Sound: Stefan Ludwig , Zoltán Dénes – Editing: Alexandra Schneider – Music : Martina Eisenreich – Production Manager : Jenny Recalde – Production: Johanna Teichmann , Martin Choroba ( Tellux film ) , Michael Cencig ( Metafilm ) – Coproduction Metafilm ( east ) , Tellux film ( d ) , ZDF – Das kleine teleplay , ORF  Rental & World Sales : Film Delights

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