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Narrated by acclaimed actor Michael Madsen and spanning the deserts of Rajasthan to the ghettos of Bucharest, Run Raven Run explores the resounding pain and pleasure that emanates from the unvanquished soul of Gypsy music. Despite a historical legacy that dealt the dark cards of poverty, ostracism, and genocide, music has always been the winning hand for Gypsy survival. Today, long-lived Roma musical traditions stand at a vital crossroads. The elders are dying, electronic instruments are transforming the genre, and the youth have embraced the medium of hip-hop to tell their unique stories. This is a classic saga of survival and renewal.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    101 minutes
  • Language
    English, Romanian
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    East Coast Premiere
  • Director
    Michael Rainin
  • Screenwriter
    Michael Rainin, Douglas Thompson
  • Cast
    Michael Madsen, Toto Horvat, Ionita Manole, Pee Wee Ellis
  • Cinematographer
    Michael Rainin, Jonathan Lipking
  • Editor
    Douglas Thompson