Documentary, 98′, 2016
International Five Lakes Festival 2016 – Best Documentary
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.
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.
Festivals Diagonale Graz, International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, Fünf-Seen-Filmfestival, Portobello Film Festival London, Sehenswert Budapest, Buddhist Film Festival of Europe Amsterdam
Camera Thomas Beckmann
Editor Alexandra Schneider
Music Martina Eisenreich
Production Michael Cencig (Metafilm), Johanna Teichmann (Tellux Film)
Funded by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Österreichisches Filminstitut, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
International Distributor Filmdelights
Rated as “particularly good” by German Movie Rating Board