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American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everbody's Land

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues
  • Director:Jasmine Dellal


Filmmaker Jasmine Dellal set out to record the lives of the Gypsy community in contemporary America and ended up with a story about one Romani-American and his attempts to take on the Spokane, Washington, police department in this documentary. While most Gypsies (or "Roms," as they often call themselves) whom she encountered seemed ill-inclined to talk about their lives or history before a camera, Dellal did find a cooperative subject in Jimmy Marks, who was fielding a $40 million lawsuit against the...more