Gypsies in Auschwitz premieres at Torch Theatre

Gritty Films had an emotional premiere of its new film made with a group of young Travellers from the Priory Project, Monkton at the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven. This was the outcome of a unique film education project funded by the Film Agency for Wales exploring the the history of the Gypsy community during the Holocaust.

The film documents their harrowing journey to Auschwitz to find out more about the story of what happened to Europes Gypsies during the Second World War. Gerald Conn and artist/filmmaker Chris Elliott also worked with the young people to create animation sequences that form part of the finished film.

Take a look at the BBC Wales website where they featured the story with an extract of the film here.