Creator: Roma SOS

Description: The improvement of health status among Roma people requires multidisciplinary and multi- sectoral approach, cooperation among different stakeholders, and mutual trust. This video elaborates on the different activities organized by ROMA S.O.S., the relevance of its work, and impact on the ground around identified obstacles. Education, field visits, legal support, court protection, communication, realization of rights and acquiring documents, access to information about changes and additions of public politics, access to services, and media presentation are some of the problems faced by Roma in their access to healthcare.

Creator: Association for Development and Social Inclusion (Romania)

Description: "ADIS's initiative for the medical system was created within the campaign Purple States and sustained by Open Society Foundations. This film sums up the efforts of ADIS around the promotion and non-discrimination of vulnerable groups in the health system since 2010. After 5 years in the field, ADIS has helped to improve awareness, understanding, acceptance and respect for minorities. More than 800 students of medicine and professionals in the health system in Romania are a prodcut of this successful initiative."

Creator: Health Education and Research Association (HERA)

Description: This video was developed as part of HERA's social accountability and legal empowerment programs, supported by the Open Society Institute. These programs function to raise awareness in the Roma community for reproductive rights, to motivate women to report on violations of their health rights, and to promote paralegal services offered by Roma women in fulfillments of their rights.

Creator: Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women of Republic of Madeconia (ESE)

Description: In this video ESE presents findings from the budget monitoring and analysis for realization and budget changes of the Ministry of Health's program for active health protection of mothers and children. The five Roma women featured in the video touch on issues of poor living conditions, limited access to health services, including outreach services, low level of immunization of their children, discrimination of Roma people in the immunization ward, non-implementation of health educational activities in Roma communities, non delivery of the invitations for vaccination in the Roma communities, and out of pocket payments related to immunization.

Creator: Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women of Republic of Madeconia (ESE)

Description: A Roma woman shares her personal story of having had surgical treatment for cancer of uterine cervix seven years ago. She regularly visited the gynecologist leading up to her diagnosis, but the gynecologist never performed a PAP smear. A gynecologist from the primary health care explains why it is important for women to get a PAP smear. Advocacy messages are displayed towards the end of the video in support of improved coverage of women, especially Roma women, with the program.

Creator: KHAM

Description: In this video, the Roma community from Crnik protests the rejection of Roma people by border police that enforce discriminatory practices. The featured community members provide testimonies that focus on their lives as a minority of people whom are not allowed to cross the border and earn a living wage. The Roma people call on the state to better allocate resources and create greater opportunities, so that they are not forced to find work across the border.

Creator: KHAM

Description: This video is about barriers that Mr. Nezvat faces in accessing emergency healthcare. This problem is identified by paralegals in the Bregalnica region and registered in a database with a minimum of 20 other cases. In this video, Nezvat and his wife speak about how they were rejected by medical personnel and how they suffered from inhumane treatment.

Creator: Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance Amalipe "AMALIPE"

Description: This film presents efforts of community monitoring in healthcare services by Center Amalipe in Bulgaria and with the financial support of Open Society Foundations. This model follows the methodology of community monitoring through the so called ‘community inquiry’, including periodical (twice per year) consultation with local communities about the quality of health services they receive. The results show that this method works successfully for the mobilization of local communities to solve issues in the field of healthcare. All activities are accompanied by the work of juvenile and female groups, which is an important part of both community mobilization and advocacy activities.

Creator: Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance Amalipe "AMALIPE"

Description: This film presents Advocacy Camp 2014 and students from the Roma Health Scholarship Program in Bulgaria. The scholarship program for Roma students in medical universities provides an opportunity for young, educated and highly motivated young Roma to develop their knowledge and professional experience in the healthcare field. In 2009, the pilot program in Bulgaria supported a total of 23 students in medical universities and colleges. In the second year, 57 students were supported. In the academic year 2011-2012, 80 young people received support for training in medicine and other medical specialties.

Creator: Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)

Description: This documentary produced by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, a human rights watchdog NGO in Budapest, introduces the viewer to the most common rights violations that Roma people face in Hungary. Filmed over three years in the North-Eastern part of Hungary by the HCLU, the footage shows how discrimination is present in all aspects of life of Roma people: disadvantages at the labor market, discrimination at municipalities, by the police and by the judicial system. It shows how hate crime against Roma is tolerated, and how the law that was originally introduced to protect minorities is in real life used against them. Finally, the viewer is shown how the segregation of Roma children at the Hungarian school system ensures that Roma people live "Without a Chance."