1h 22min · Documentary, Family · 21 March 2015
'On the margins' reflects upon life in the Gypsy community, giving very intimate insight into the life of a Gypsy family in Macedonia, who exists 'at the edge' of European Society. Without overt pathos, the film shows everyday family-life, marked by social marginalization and economic hardship, but also the usual domestic problems. As many Gypsy of the region, they are forced to make a living by cutting firewood for their non-Gypsy neighborhood. They thereby interact closely with the Macedonian ethnic majority and become object of more or less crude forms of racism. In search for a better life, the family decides to try to make their way to Germany, in order to seek asylum.