Screening of the documentary “Angry Buddha” a film by director STEFAN LUDWIG, Austria.
NOVEMBER18, 5:00 p.m.
At CEU, Nador utca 9, Old Auditorium
János Orsós is of Romani descent, a teacher, and a Buddhist. Inspired by the history of the Dalits or "untouchables" in India, birthplace of both Romani culture and Buddhism, he founded a school in a small Hungarian village with the goal of enabling teenagers from the poorest Romani ghettos to attend universities. The Angry Buddha documents János' resolute battle against the difficulties he faces over three years, while simultaneously painting affectionate yet honest portraits of the Romani youth who use humor and their own vitality to survive in a world of poverty and prejudice.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with characters of the film, students and teachers of Dr. Ambedkar school and organizers of the CEU Dr. Ambedkar Highs-school English tutoring program.
Moderator: Andras Bozóki, professor, Department of Political Science