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When the Road Bends... tales of a Gypsy Caravan

A dazzling display of the musical world of the Roma, juxtaposed to the real world they live in. This rich tapestry relates the luscious music of top international Gypsy performers to tales of their reality and social background. Shot by documentary icon Albert Maysles, this feature documentary takes place during the Gypsy Caravan concert tour in the USA, as well as on location at the artists' homes in Spain, Macedonia, Romania and India.

A Little Dust Production in collaboration with Fortissimo Films, FuWorks & ITVS


AMERICAN GYPSY: a stranger in everybody's land

America is home to one million Gypsies, or Rom, whose rich culture has long been mysterious to outsiders. A flamboyant Romani leader invites us into this world when it comes under threat. In a quest to defend his honor, he leads us through the history of his people to Civil Rights courts, Vegas casinos and beyond.

"a fascinating window... confronts the prejudice and misperception that the Roma face in this country." -- The New York Times

Awards for Best Documentary in San Francisco, London, Atlanta and the world's first ever international Roma Film Festival. Broadcast in the prestigious POV series on PBS and continues to show around the world.


Searching for the 4th Nail

"Searching For The Fourth Nail" is the story of Romani (Gypsy) filmmaker George Eli trying to find the roots of his culture. It is however, the individual stories of the Romani subjects orbiting around the filmmaker that come together and form the heart of the film. Personal tales of discrimination, loss and discovery are set against the backdrop of the many major North American cities where Romani people live. The film is a commentary on the intense love and conflicted passions of Romani people today.

Directed by George Eli and Executive Produced by Jasmine Dellal, Little Dust Productions


Utopia in Four Movements
(a live film by Sam Green)

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and sound artist Dave Cerf have combined forces to create "Utopia in Four Movements," a 'live documentary' that is never exactly the same twice. To a live evocative soundscape, Green narrates the eclectic history of man's quest for his ideals, touching on efforts as varied as the creation of Esperanto to Cuba to the construction of the world's largest shopping mall, while musing hopefully about what lies ahead. Green is a natural storyteller, and his performance, along with the band The Quavers, make for an electrically charged and scintillating evening of film, music, and - most importantly - community.

A 'live documentary' by Sam Green & Dave Cerf. Produced with Jasmine Dellal.

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Freedom Writers
(working title)

"Freedom Writers" tells the tale of an extraordinary high school class who, by learning about World War II, broke a cycle of teenage violence and failure in their inner city. It shows how one teacher transcended deep-rooted prejudice and a struggling education system with reading, writing, energy and genuine faith in her students. This is a story about change.

A collaboration between Wadi Rum and Little Dust Productions

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