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Kings Of Our Own Right

For a week a year, in the depths of Cumbria, a small town is transformed by the largest gathering of Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in Europe. Appleby is transformed by the event, where since 1775 horses, fortunes and loved ones are exchanged again. In 2021, the interior minister drafted a bill on police, crime, penalties and courts, which threatens to prosecute Gypsies, Roma and Travellers for their nomadic culture. This short film captures the Appleby Horse Fair on the eve of the implementation of this new legislation. Taking on a non-linear narrative, this riveting image of the Appleby Horse Fair is a portrait of a community and culture deeply connected to law and kinship with their community.


  • Producers: Milla Lewis, Sabrina Jones
  • Cinematographer / DOP: Milla Lewis
  • Editor: Patrick Bradley
  • Sound: Sabrina Jones/Patrick Bradley


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