Multiculturalism and Minorities

Film screening: The Shape of a Heart: A Gypsy Love Story

Friday, 27 March 2015

5:00 PM-8:30 PM

Telus Centre U of A, Room 150, 111 Street 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R1

The EU Centre of Excellence and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), host a screening of the film,

with featured musical performance by:

Micheal Butch

lead signer of the Toronto band
The Gypsy Rebels

The event is free and open for the public, everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Produced by: David Murray, Chantal Hilaire, Micheal Butch

Directed by: David Murray

Researcher: Chantal Hilaire Ph.D    

When the Toronto Romani community undergoes a baffling rise in drug use and divorce Romani leader Micheal Butch is on the case. When his own family begins to break apart Micheal must search for answers in the past.  

“THE SHAPE OF A HEART – A Gypsy Love Story” is a long form vérité documentary chronicling Micheal Butch’s struggle with the changes taking place within himself and his community. Filmed over three years the documentary is an intensely intimate portrait of a family caught up in the shifting tides of desires and fears within the Romani community of Toronto.  

The documentary is the result of many years of ethnographic fieldwork among the Rom Kalderas of Paris, Toronto and New York.


This event has been co-funded with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this announcement are the sole responsibility of the organizers of the event and can not be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.