Join us for a Film Night at Shedhalle featuring two films about the Romanian protests:
Avant Premiere Where Are You, Bucharest? (Dir.: Vlad Petri, RO, 80 min.)
This film will premiere at the Zurich Film Festival in September, 2014 and has been shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam
Vlad Petri followed the Romanian protesters who occupied the streets of Bucharest in 2012 leading to the referendum that brought the Ponta government to power. A poignant documentary about people who are devastated and impulsive, cynical and encouraged, who want change but get lost in reactionary ideology and ultimately lack any real options. And about a revolution that becomes a tragic absurdity, with inner struggles between the left and the right, and fear of globalisation based on nationalism.
(Dir.: Matei Budeș, RO, 15 min.)
This film has been shown at the One World Film Festival
Last fall, Romanians took to the streets – in Romania and beyond – to protest against the bill on cyanide mining at Rosia Montana. After decades of political and economic corruption and fraud, people were able to channel their disillusionment in a movement to protect Rosia Montana from exploitation. The film is a discreet tribute to the protesters and their unification, which went through various stages, bringing the left and the right in conflict and an ambivalent temporary alliance for this particular cause.
In the context of the exhibition Drawing Protest: From Museum Walls to Facebook Walls and Back, by Dan Perjovschi, May 9-September 7. http://www.shedhalle.ch/2013/en/117/DRAWING_PROTEST
Event is free and open to the public.