Shame and Respect
Shame and Respect is built up on the opposite side of those prejudices. It’s a restrained documentary that stops to observe (never to judge) the everydayness of a gypsy family in suburban Buenos Aires. The Campos open the doors of their home (those that, as they say time and time again, form a clear border between the outside and inside worlds) as well as those of a millennial tradition that is now forced to adapt to the contemporary world. One thing is clear: being a gypsy is, now and forever, being the bearer of a complex universe, of an identity that finds its unity and strength in family, its compass in honor, and its heart in music. So much so that, filled as it is by folk singing, guitars, handclaps and flamenco box drums, Shame and Respect becomes an undercover musical.
Director Tomás Lipgot