screenings for high school students

High school students are invited to screenings of the world’s most powerful recent documentaries at Cinema Studio. The program presents a selection of six films with and about young people from across the world. After each screening, a festival guest - the director, producer, or an expert in the area tackled by the film - will discuss each film and the human rights issues represented in it with the students. These events offer young people the chance to apply their critical thinking skills to new issues and new approaches to social and political realities. The debates encourage them to express their opinions and engage their civic spirit.

The screenings for high school students are organized in partnership with the Bucharest School Inspectorate within the framework of the program One World Romania at School. Media partner: Vira Association. Entry is free of charge.

Organized groups (classes guided by professors) may join by sending an e-mail to with the subject "Screenings for High School Students", in which you tell us the name of your high school and which of the screenings you intend to come to. Deadline: March 16th. If you want to come with your friends, we are expecting you with your student card and an open mind!

Tuesday, March 17th, 10:00am
Toto and His Sisters/ Alexander Nanau, Romania, 2014, 90 min
Alexander Nanau brings us the incredible story of 10 years old Toto and his sisters, Ana (17) and Andreea (15). While their mother is in prison, Toto learns to dance, to read and to write, and his sisters try to provide for the family and to keep it together in a world that has long forgotten what the innocence of childhood stands for.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2:30pm
Spartacus & Cassandra / Ioanis Nuguet, France, 2014, 81 min
13 years old Spartacus and 10 years old Cassandra lack a roof over their headsas the Roma community in the French city of Saint-Denis faces deep struggles. While they are helped by the French state and find refuge with the artist Camille, the lives of their parents go on a downward spiral.

Wednesday, March 18th, 10:00am
Naked Island / Tiha Klara Gudac, Croatia, 2014, 76 min
An investigation built on the ruins of the past, a mosaic of clues - family photographs and intimate testimonials from a tight-knit group of humans who were brought together in the same place - a political prison in ex-Yugoslavia, infamously known as an island of crushed souls.

Wednesday, March 18th,2:30pm
A Goat for a Vote / Jeroen van Velzen,Netherlands, Kenya, 2014, 52 min
The film follows the story of three young school students from Kenya, who run to be elected as the next president of their class. Winning the election could bring them, besides power and respect, a important role in Kenyan society in the future.

Thursday, March 19th,10:00am
National Diploma/ Dieudo Hamadi, Congo, France, 2014, 92 min
The film presents a group of teenagers from Kisangani who try to pass their Baccalaureate, the key to their future. The anxiety feels universal, but they face extra obstacles, specific to their country. Hamadi sketches the allegory of a society based as much on corruption as it is on creative strategies for survival.

Friday, March 20th, 10:00am
Waiting for August / Teodora Ana Mihai, Belgium, 2014, 88 min
Georgiana Halmac will be 15 years old this winter. She lives with her six brothers in a social housing complex at the periphery of Bacau. Their mother, Liliana, had to go to Toronto in order to make money to send her children. She won’t be back before next summer.