The Decider: A Story of The Police, Roma And Football

Check out this short documentary made by students from City Academy about what it means to belong to the Roma community in Easton, Bristol.

‘I would never want a person to go through what me and my family went through’

In this inspiring and eye-opening documentary, Roma students from City Academy talk about their experiences of moving from Romania to Bristol. They share their stories of dealing with the police, being new at school, keeping traditions alive and talk about what it really means to belong.

This short documentary was made by young people from City Academy.

Special thanks to Avon and Somerset Police and LPW for their support in making this film.

Aged 16-19? Want to learn how to make your own short documentary film? Check out the BFI Film Academy Bristol which finds and supports young talent so you can get the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in the film industry.

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