Vergüenza y respeto / Shame and Respect

A film by Tomás Lipgot

This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)



Argentina, Social Issue/Cultural Documentary, 2015
81 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

It’s not easy being a gypsy. “It’s easier to say it than to be it,” says one of the main characters in SHAME AND RESPECT. It’s not easy being a gypsy and, for a payo (that is to say, for a non-gypsy), it’s also not easy to understand what that implies –prejudice, it is known, never allows one to see clearly. SHAME AND RESPECT is built up on the opposite side of those prejudices. It is a restrained documentary that stops to observe (never to judge) the everyday life of a gypsy family in suburban Buenos Aires. The Campos open the doors of their home (doors that, as they say time and time again, form a clear division 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.

North American Premiere

About the director

Tomás Lipgot was born in Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina. He has directed 10 shorts and 6 features which have screened and won awards at various international festivals. He is founder of the production house Duermevela. Currently he is working on pre-production on his new animated feature LA EPOPEYA DE GILGAMESH.



Producer: Tomás Lipgot, Nicolas Herzog
Production Companies: Duermevela
Screenwriter: Tomás Lipgot
Cinematographer: Nicolás Richat
Editor: Leandro Tolchinsky
Sound Design: Hernán Severino, Rufino Basavilbaso, Carolina Sandoval
Music: Familia Campos
Cast: Familia Campos

Print Source: Tomás Lipgot,