Globally acclaimed Romani film director Tony Gatlif speaks up for Romani women on International Women's Day, March 8th
Born in Algeria, Tony Gatlif is a world renowned, multi-award winning French Romani film director. In a glittering 41-year career in the film industry as an actor, screenwriter, director and producer, he has earned global acclaim. In particular his films on European Roma have been notably successful. the 1993 film "Latcho Drom" earned numerous awards and, in 2004, Gatlif won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for "Exils".
The esteemed director is a proud ambassador of the Roma across the world. Here, he pledges his love and respect for all Romani women in a message dedicated to the celebration of international Women's Day on 8 March 2012.