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Urban Village

urban village 'Urban Village' aims to bring together Roma and non-Roma to co-create a short documentary film, images and digital scrapbook exhibition that focuses on the experiences, identity and voices of the Roma people in Coventry told by those people.

The project consists of facilitated workshops with a local Coventry film maker and the Roma people to create their own voice and digital content for the film and associated exhibition. Digital technologies are changing the way that people receive, engage with and consume materials and information. Through the facilitated workshops the Roma people will engage with these digital mediums expressing their identity and experiences on an allotment project that is run by a local Roma charity.

Once completed the film and exhibition will be presented and shared at an event for Roma people, stakeholders and the wider community to foster closer links and challenge common stereotypes.

The project is funded by a CoC partnership grant proposed and run by Dr Heidi Ashton and Rosa Cineros (from Coventry University).

Project partners: The Roma Project