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OWR 10. The Day After.

„Slowness is, nowadays, a form of resistance” – said Nicolas Humbert, as he presented his film Wild Plants on the last day of our festival. While listening to Nicolas, I couldn’t stop thinking that patience and a deep, slow understanding are the main qualities of documentary makers. They take time to look at people and the earth, they watch faces and listen to experiences as we seldom allow ourselves in this crazy world. Documentary is a slow encounter with existence at its best.Wild P [...]
Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan produced many feature films directed by established Romanian directors, that were awarded at important festivals like Berlinale, Sundance, Locarno etc. In 2011, she co-directed the medium-length documentary My Vote (selected at Rotterdam IFF, awarded at the Sarajevo IFF). In 2015, Monica coproduced Chuck Norris vs Communism that premiered at Sundance. Her latest feature doc, A Mere Breath (2016), received The Heart of Sarajevo and the Best Romanian Documentary Award at the Astra IDFF. FILMOGRAPHY: My Vote (2011), A Mere Breath (2016)


Without Fear about Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a phenomenon rarely talked about, an invisible phenomenon that is all the more difficult to represent in a film. It takes place outside public space, far from society's eyes, but this does not make society any less responsible. According to well documented reports, one in four women in Romania has suffered violence from her partner and 6% of them have been victims of sexual assault. And, since many victims are reluctant to report what happened to them to the authorities, the numbers that end up in police statistics reflect reality only partially.

Children and teenagers are also easy targets. The saying "spare the rod and spoil the child" is used to justify a lot of abuse. Suffering violence in the family makes young people vulnerable in the eyes of their schoolmates, turning them into victims of further harassment at school. And the situation in our country is not unique and is not the most serious, either. In Russia, a law has been passed decriminalising domestic violence. And in the American electoral campaign we learned what sexual harassment tactics the future president likes to brag about.  

We are trying to make this phenomenon visible through a debate on this topic, with the help of our partners at Sensiblu Foundation, who have created, starting in 2002, several programmes to support victims of domestic violence. 

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Andreea BragaCentrul FILIA


Laura Andrei, president of Bucharest Tribunal

Oana Sandu, journalist DoR

Andra Croitoru, state secretary ANES

Aurelian Bocan, principal Police inspector in the Service for Criminality Analysis and Prevention

Claudia Badica, psychotherapist, Sensiblu Foundation