Above: Ramona’s message to other Romani women.

When I was in Budapest last month we visited a really interesting video production house called Romedia, which specialises in producing strong documentary work which challenges the common negative stereotypes of this ethnic group. It also features many Roma on its production staff.

I liked what I heard – especially a little campaign they run called I’m a Roma Woman – and so I left them a copy of Elvira and Me. They were very interested in Ramona’s story and invited her to answer some questions for them. I think in time a video clip of her will end up on the I’m a Roma Woman website but for the time being they’ve put a lovely write-up about her and the work on their blog.