Without a Chance

Creator: Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
Contact: István Gábor Takács, Stefania Kapronczay, takacsistvan@tasz.hu; kapronczay.stefania@tasz.hu

Description: This documentary produced by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, a human rights watchdog NGO in Budapest, introduces the viewer to the most common rights violations that Roma people face in Hungary. Filmed over three years in the North-Eastern part of Hungary by the HCLU, the footage shows how discrimination is present in all aspects of life of Roma people: disadvantages at the labor market, discrimination at municipalities, by the police and by the judicial system. It shows how hate crime against Roma is tolerated, and how the law that was originally introduced to protect minorities is in real life used against them. Finally, the viewer is shown how the segregation of Roma children at the Hungarian school system ensures that Roma people live "Without a Chance."

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Country: Hungary
Population: Roma
Issue: Access to Justice
Language (Spoken): Hungarian
Language (Subtitles): English