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The Gypsies of Svinia

Author: John Paskievich; Joe MacDonald; Graydon McCrea; National Film Board of Canada.
Publisher: Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how David Scheffel, a Canadian anthropologist, after witnessing the deplorable living conditions of the Gypsy population of Svinia, Slovakia tries to help. He brings together the Slovak and Gypsy populations of the village and enlists the help of three aid agencies (Heifer Project International, the Canadian International Development Agency and Habitat for Humanity International) to raise the Gypsy standard of  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Paskievich; Joe MacDonald; Graydon McCrea; National Film Board of Canada.
OCLC Number: 74420036
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. Slovak dialogue, English subtitles.
Notes: "113C 9198 075"--Cassette label.
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Credits: Editors, K. George Godwin, John Paskievich.
Performer(s): Directed by John Paskievich.
Description: 1 videocassette (95 min., 31 sec.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS stereo.
Responsibility: director [and camera], John Paskievich ; producer, Joe MacDonald ; [executive producer, Graydon McCrea ; produced by the National Film Board of Canada].

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Shows how David Scheffel, a Canadian anthropologist, after witnessing the deplorable living conditions of the Gypsy population of Svinia, Slovakia tries to help. He brings together the Slovak and Gypsy populations of the village and enlists the help of three aid agencies (Heifer Project International, the Canadian International Development Agency and Habitat for Humanity International) to raise the Gypsy standard of living.

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