A People Uncounted tells the true story of the Roma, commonly referred to as Gypsies – a people who have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture and who have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution in Europe, including an estimated 500,000 who were murdered in the Holocaust. A People Uncounted documents their colorful but often difficult lives, including how their present state has been shaped by the tragedies of the past. Filmed in 11 countries and featuring dozens of Roma – including Holocaust survivors, historians, activists and musicians – A People Uncounted brings the Romani history to life through the rich interplay of their poetry, music, and compelling firsthand accounts. As ethnic intolerance flares up across Europe, A People Uncounted sheds light on this unique culture while presenting the Roma tale as emblematic of the world's legacy of racism and genocide.
Aaron Yeger attended the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, where he garnered several awards, including the Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award, the Harvey Hart Directing Award and two Universal Studios scholarships. Yeger has worked as a writer and director of commercials, short films and documentaries and has written several screenplays. He also worked as a story producer for the nationally broadcast television program Out There With Melissa DiMarco. Yeger is currently working on a documentary exploring Chuck Berry's influence in rock and roll, Chasing the King (co-directed with Marc Swenker), which is in production in association with Universal Music Canada. A People Uncounted is Yeger's first feature-length film.