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When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary, Musical
Release Date:June 15, 2007
Running time:115 minutes
Cast:Esma Redzepova, Antonio El Pipa, Flamenco Ensemble, Taraf de Haidouks, Maharaja
Director:Jasmine Dellal
Producer:Jasmine Dellal
Writer:Jasmine Dellal
Distributor:Shadow Distribution

Description: This musical documentary follows five Gypsy bands from four countries who unite for the Gypsy Caravan as they take their show around North America for a six-week tour. Their musical styles range from flamenco to brass band, Romanian violin to Indian folk. And with humor and soul in their voices, they celebrate the best in Gypsy culture and the diversity of the Romani people in an explosion of song and dance. As the film follows the amazing performances and behind-the-scenes action from the tour created by World Music Institute, we discover the real lives of these musicians. We visit Macedonia, Romania, India and Spain, meet their families and see what music brings to their lives. The tales of these characters are woven between their performances - allowing us to understand and celebrate Romani culture and the prejudice of their shared ancestry.

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