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Ștefan Mandachi • Romania • 2020 • 95′
Thirty years after the fall of the communism, Romania is on the last place in Europe in terms of highway kilometers, but on the first place in the number of deaths in road accidents. In this documentary, politicians, journalists and accident victims try to answer a question: Who is to blame for the absence of highways in Romania?AUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE – VOTE !
Maria Cinar-Jiga • Romania • 2019 • 26′
Poienile de sub Munte, Repedea and Ruşcova. These three settlements on the border of Romania with Ukraine have been the home for the largest community of Ukrainian ethnics in Romania, forever caught between two worlds, between two cultures, at one side of the border or another. The animal breeding has always been their main occupation since the earliest times of their presence here. Nowadays, young Motrea and her family struggle to keep alive a century-long tradition, despite various challenges.AUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE – VOTE !
Duco Tellegen • Romania • 2019 • 75′
In March 1983, Ion Bugan left to Bucharest, in the middle of the night from his village in eastern Romania to Bucharest. After the 200 km-drive, he parked his car in the center of the capital. In the trunk he had hidden two placards that he had painted with anti-Ceauşescu messages. Ion mounted the placards on his car and started driving around. But his protest did not last long. As expected, a few meters later Ion was arrested. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and from that momment on, Ion’s wife and children have been placed under the watchful eye of the Securitate.ROMANIAN PREMIEREAUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE – VOTE !
Călin Terțan, Corina Terțan • Romania • 2020 • 70′
10 testimonies from people who have experienced the phenomenon of clinical death or the so-called NDE (near death experience). 10 stories about death and the return to life, analyzed by specialists in thanatology and neuroscience.WORLD PREMIEREAUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE – VOTE !
Alina Manolache • Romania • 2020 • 70′
“I am almost 30 and often I find myself wondering where I’d like to be at this age. When I was born in 1990, my parents were probably asking themselves completely different questions, while cradling an infant through the Romanian post-communist mayhem. What I remember from those first years is going on seaside vacations and hearing the speakers broadcasting info on the children that got lost on the beach. I never got lost, but I’ve always tried to imagine those who did. Now, the idea of looking for them starts to gain meaning, too. More than ever, I feel that we share a connection.” (Alina Manolache)INTERNATIONAL PREMIEREAUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE – VOTE !
Cornel Mihalache • Romania • 2019 • 47′
Two soldiers have spent the last three decades in wheelchairs. During the 1989 Revolution, one of them was shot by an unknown sniper from the top of a 10-floor building in Craiova. The other, a traffic warden, was shot by soldiers from the 01513 unit in Sibiu. He was shot more than ten times and, when the doctors started his blood transfusion, they were in shock, as blood bursted from all over his body. These two men know the truth about the 1989 Revolution.AUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE – VOTE !
Marius Barna • Romania • 2020 • 90′
A documentary that explores the contemporary perspective on communism. Some Romanians regret the regime and all its perks (a stable job, everybody owned a house, a good pension, frequent holidays). The others don’t regret it, as they remember very well the lack of freedom of speech, the special services interferences in their lives and the overall terror. However, they have the opportunity to reflect upon communism in a critical manner and in relation to the present, where politics mostly did not meet the expectations of the people.AUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE – VOTE !
Andreea Cristina Borţun • Romania • 2020 • 15′
More than 40 interviews with women help us understand who are those who leave their native Romanian villages for a better life. These women are without doubt fierce fighters. In their daily struggle for survival, either “here” or”there”, happiness is an almost impossible ideal and they seldomly have the luxury to put themselves first. In a world where the idea of plenty or even enough is almost non-existent, what we would easily call destiny – but is actually the government and the state – seems to always be an obstacle in their path.WORLD PREMIEREAUDIENCE AWARD NOMINEE – VOTE !