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  1. 1. ENGLISH 4 LISTENING COUNTRIES, NATIONALITIES AND LANGUAGES/MOCK EXAM TONY GATLIF CHAIN REACTION FEAR OVER ROMA EXPULSIONS FROM : EURONEWS, 14.10.2010 Tony Gatlif (real name Michel Dahmani born September 10, 1948, Algiers, Algeria) is a French film director who also works as a scriptwriter, actor, and producer. After a childhood in Algiers, Gatlif arrived in France in 1960 following the Algerian War of Independence. Gatlif struggled for years to break into the film industry, playing in several theatrical productions until directing his first film, La Tête en ruine, in 1975. He followed it with the 1979 La Terre au ventre, a story of the Algerian War of Independence. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Tony Gatlif is a man with a mission. For 35 years, Gatlif __________ (1) is half Kabil (Algerian), half Gypsy, …………………………   (2 produce) and …………………………   (3 direct) films about the Roma people in Eur__________ (4), a people __________ (5) he says …………………………  (6 often misunderstand) and …………………………  (7 discriminate) against. His latest film,   “Liberté”,   …………………………   (8 release) this year, is about the estimated 30,000 French Roma or Gypsies __________ (9) …………………………   (10 detain) and …………………………   (11 deport) __________ (12) World War II. Although   Gatlif   is   angry   about   President   Sarkozy’s   expulsions   and the dismantling of illegal Roma camps, he insists that what …………………………  (13 happen) today can in no way be compared to the deportations of the Second World War. But he …………………………  (14 warn) it is an uncomfortable reminder of what happens when a whole race of people …………………………  (15 target). Valerie Zabriskie of euronews caught up with the film director in Lyon. “Tony  Gatlif,  you  are  firmly  against  the  dismantling  of  Roma  camps,   __________ (16) opinion polls suggest 60 percent of French people ………………………… (17 support) this  ‘dismantling’  policy.   …………………………   (18 that/surprise/you)?” Tony Gatlif: “There’s   nothing   I   can   do   about   that.   The   only   thing   I   can   do,   is   to   explain   to   all   those   __________ (19) …………………………   (20 not understand).this problem about the travelling people – that’s   the   administrative term. They are the Roma people, Gypsies who …………………………   (21 be) in France __________ (22) a very, very long time, __________ (23) King Francois the first, these Gypsies, who are in the South of Fr__________ (24) and Sp__________ (25).  That’s  it.   And  these  people   __________ (26) …………………………  (27 be) here in Eur__________ (28) __________ (29) the Middle Ages, they have contributed to Europe, to __________ (30 don’t use ‘the’) culture, to all __________ (31) is Eur__________ (32). And now today, we …………………………  (33 want/they/become) invisible. We …………………………  (34 want not/they exist). But how can a people of 10 million just stop existing all of a sudden? Because Eur__________ (35) heads  of  state  decided  to  pass  laws  against  them  so  they  can’t  move   (travel) anymore. This …………………………  (36 mean) that when you …………………………  (37 want not/a people/move), you confine them. This is what they …………………………  (38 do) __________ (39) the war.”   SCRIPT : http://www.euronews.net/2010/10/14/tony-gatlif-chain-reaction-fear-over-roma-expulsions PHOTO AND TEXT IN BOX : http://www.last.fm/music/Tony+Gatlif 1
  2. 2. ENGLISH 4 LISTENING COUNTRIES, NATIONALITIES AND LANGUAGES/MOCK EXAM TONY GATLIF CHAIN REACTION FEAR OVER ROMA EXPULSIONS FROM : EURONEWS, 14.10.2010 Tony Gatlif (real name Michel Dahmani born September 10, 1948, Algiers, Algeria) is a French film director who also works as a scriptwriter, actor, and producer. After a childhood in Algiers, Gatlif arrived in France in 1960 following the Algerian War of Independence. Gatlif struggled for years to break into the film industry, playing in several theatrical productions until directing his first film, La Tête en ruine, in 1975. He followed it with the 1979 La Terre au ventre, a story of the Algerian War of Independence. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Tony Gatlif is a man with a mission. For 35 years, Gatlif who (1) is half Kabil (Algerian), half Gypsy, has produced (2 produce) and directed (3 direct) films about the Roma people in Europe (4), a people who(5) he says are often misunderstood (6 often misunderstand) and discriminated (7 discriminate) against. His latest film,   “Liberté”,   released (8 release) this year, is about the estimated 30,000 French Roma or Gypsies who (9) were detained (10 detain) and deported (11 deport) during (12) World War II. Although   Gatlif   is   angry   about   President   Sarkozy’s   expulsions   and the dismantling of illegal Roma camps, he insists that what is happening (13 happen) today can in no way be compared to the deportations of the Second World War. But he warns (14 warn) it is an uncomfortable reminder of what happens when a whole race of people are targeted (15 target). Valerie Zabriskie of euronews caught up with the film director in Lyon. “Tony  Gatlif,  you  are  firmly  against  the  dismantling  of  Roma  camps,   although (16) opinion polls suggest 60 percent of French people support (17 support) this   ‘dismantling’   policy.   Does that surprise you (18 that/surprise/you)?” Tony Gatlif: “There’s   nothing   I   can   do   about   that.   The   only   thing   I   can   do,   is   to   explain   to   all   those   who (19) don’t understand (20 not understand) this problem about the travelling people – that’s   the   administrative   term. They are the Roma people, Gypsies who have been (21 be) in France for (22) a very, very long time, since (23) King Francois the first, these Gypsies, who are in the South of France (24) and Spain (25).  That’s   it. And these people who (26) have been (27 be) here in Europe (28) since (29) the Middle Ages, they have contributed to Europe, to its (30 don’t use ‘the’) culture, to all that (31) is European(32). And now today, we want them to become (33 want/they/become) invisible. We don’t want them to exist (34 want not/they exist). But how can a people of 10 million just stop existing all of a sudden? Because European(35) heads  of  state  decided  to  pass  laws  against  them  so  they  can’t  move  (travel)  anymore.   This means (36 mean).that when you don’t want a people to move(37 want not/a people/move), you confine them. This is what they did (38 do) during (39) the  war.”   euronews: “But  now  that  Romania  and  Bulgaria  are  part  of  the  European  Union,  you  can’t  do  this  anymore. They have the right  to  travel  to  other  European  countries  but  if  after  three  months,  they  don’t  have  work  or  are  said  to  be  a   social  burden,  they  can  be  expelled.” Tony Gatlif: “This   law   was   created   for   them   but   it’s   not   for   everyone.   Next   to   where   I   live   in   Paris,   there’s   a   German   homeless   person.   He’s   been   there   for   three   years.   Has   anyone   told   him   he   has   to   return   to   Germany?   He’s   homeless,  he’s  German,  he  told  me.  So  these  laws  are  designed  for  certain  people,  for  the  ‘second  class’  citizens   2
  3. 3. ENGLISH 4 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 LISTENING COUNTRIES, NATIONALITIES AND LANGUAGES/MOCK EXAM and  then  there  are  laws  for  the  ‘real’  citizens.  That’s  it.  And  so  I  believe  these  laws  were  created  solely  for  the   Gypsies  to  say,  “look  out,  if  we  open  Europe’s  borders  we’ll  have  all  the  Gypsies  who  will  want  to  leave.”  They   know  that’s  what  the  Gypsies  always  do.  So  they  say  we’ll  make  these  laws  to  block  them  and  send  them  home   after  three  months.” euronews: “But   don’t   you   think   with   what   happened   last   month   at   the   EU   summit,   with   President   Sarkozy   and   the   European Commissioner, shows the European Commission is starting to pay attention to what we call the Roma problem  in  Europe?” Tony Gatlif: “They  are  shocked,  I  think,  these  countries  are  shocked  because  Spain  doesn’t  do  this,  there  are  EU  countries   which  don’t  do  this.  Greece  doesn’t  either.  Greece  likes its Gypsies. So France, all of a sudden, with these laws they   introduced,   wants   to  uproot   these   people,   these   Roma   who   have   been   here   for   I   don’t   know   how   long,   maybe three or four years. And they round them up and expel them from their shacks, from their cardboard houses, in the woods, under the bridges, by the motorways. And they move them out in numbers, en masse. And this reminds us of a trauma. There are children who are half-naked,  in  their  mothers’  arms.  There  is  panic   everywhere.  They  don’t  have  time  to  take  their  belongings.  It’s  panic.  Of  course  it  isn’t  as  bad  as  the  round-ups, the  (World  War  II  deportations  of  1940  but  it’s  still,  let’s  say,  the  thin  end  of  the  wedge.”   euronews: “People  complain  about   seeing  the  Roma,  the   Gypsies  with  their big caravans, their beautiful cars and at the same  time  they  portray  themselves  as  victims,  the  women  begging  on  the  streets  with  their  babies…” Tony Gatlif: “Here  at  the  train  station  in  Lyon  when  I  arrived,  there  was  a  woman  who  stopped  me  at  the  station. She had blue  eyes,  didn’t  look  at  all  like  a  foreigner.  She  was  French  and  she  asked  me  for  money  for  her  children.  She   put  her  misery  right  in  front  of  me  because  she  was  poor  and  miserable  and  I  didn’t  cover  my  eyes.  But  that  the   Gypsies beg, that bothers everyone. Why does that bother everyone? Because it reminds them of their own insecurity?  Maybe  they  feel  they’re  being  harassed?  But  I  feel  harassed  as  well  by  the  homeless.  But  it’s  normal   that  I’m  harassed.  That  would  be  the  last  straw,  that  they  just die in front of us without asking for anything. But this  is  what  the  new  world  is  like  today.  The  modern  world.”   euronews: “But   with   all   the   media   coverage   of   the   expulsions   this   summer,   maybe   you   are,   perhaps   not   optimistic,   but   don’t   you   hope   there is   now   more   pressure   on   Europe’s   heads   of   state   to   address   this   problem   which   is   European?” Tony Gatlif: “I’m  not  scared  of  the  European  heads  of  state.  I’m  not  scared  of  those  who  govern  Europe.  I  am  scared  of  the   European people. Once a government like France – which is a country all of Europe looked up to during the communist era because it was the country of human rights – once France, the country of human rights, starts pointing   its   finger   at   a   people   who   are   fragile,   I’m   worried   this   will   trigger   a   chain   reaction.   I’m   worried   that   people  in  other  countries  will  say  we  can  do  the  same  thing  because  these  Roma  aren’t  good.  That’s  what  the   French  government  said,  the  French  president  said,  well,  he  didn’t  say  they  weren’t  good,  but  he  said  they  were   problematic. So from that point of view, in countries such as Romania, or Bulgaria or Hungary and elsewhere, they  can  also  say,  ‘Yes  we  have  a  problem  with  these  people  (the  Roma).’”   euronews: “There   is   a   summit   this   month   in   Bucharest   on   the   integration   of   the Roma people in Europe. What are you expecting  will  come  out  of  this  type  of  summit?  What  are  you  hoping  for?” Tony Gatlif: “That  they  just  leave  these  people  alone.  These  Roma  didn’t  ask  for  anything.  They’ve  never  made  wars,  never   armed themselves, never   used   bombs.   These   people   just   want   to   live.   So   let’s   just   let   them   live   and   find   the   means to help them do that, like everyone else in Europe. And that we stop sticking labels on their backs, or creating  laws  that  go  against  the  way  they  live.” SCRIPT : http://www.euronews.net/2010/10/14/tony-gatlif-chain-reaction-fear-over-roma-expulsions PHOTO AND TEXT IN BOX : http://www.last.fm/music/Tony+Gatlif 3

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