Acclaimed director Danis Tanovic won the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival for this unflinching exposé of the prejudices faced by Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Roma minority, starring the real-life couple whose harrowing ordeal became a national scandal.
A humble man desperately tries to save his partner's life when she is callously denied much-needed treatment for a miscarriage. A critical social commentary from the award-winning director of Cirkus Columbia and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner No Man’s Land.
[Robert Austin, Professor of Political Science and Lecturer, is a Munk School expert on East Central and Southeastern European Affairs. He will speak about An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker in an extended Q&A session following one of the screenings.]