DOCUMENTARY

Der zornige Buddha

The Angry Buddha

János Orsós is of Romani descent, a teacher and a Buddhist. Inspired by the history of the Dalits or “untouchables” in India, birthplace of both Romani culture and Buddhism, he founded a school in a small Hungarian village with the goal of enabling teenagers from the poorest Romani ghettos to attend universities. The Angry Buddha documents János’ resolute battle against the difficulties he faces over three years, while simultaneously painting affectionate yet honest portraits of the Romani youth who use humour and their own vitality to survive in a world of poverty and prejudice.
Technical Data
Running time: 90
Format: Digital
Screen ratio: 16:9
Language spoken: Hungarian, English
Production year: 2016
Credits
Director(s):
Writer(s): Stefan Ludwig
Cinematographer(s): Thomas Beckmann, Stefan Ludwig
Producers: Michael Cencig, Martin Choroba, Johanna Teichmann
Awards (selection): Best Documentary (Starnberg/Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2016)
Production company
Metafilm GmbH
Dreihausgasse 9/H.2
1150 Vienna
tel:+43 1 236 170 61
With
Tellux Film (D)