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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)


Coalition of Fear

You would not think that marriage and family are something to be afraid of — but, for the three million Romanian citizens who signed a petition asking for the Constitution to be reviewed to explicitly prevent marriage between same-sex partners - it seems that they are. Granted, there was no danger of gay marriage lurking in Romanian law: on the contrary, the Civil Code explicitly prohibits even domestic partnerships. Yet a combination of political conservatism with religious activism between unlikely allies in the Orthodox and neo-Protestant worlds made a sizable number of our compatriots to demand a referendum banning something that does not exist under Romanian law. This brought into sharp relief the need to address the concerns and anxieties of the majority population, to build on existing allies and expand coalitions in support of the basic right to be and love and live with the people we choose. This panel will explore specific modes of social action in support of the rights of sexual minorities in our part of the world. 

The event will be held in English.

The access is free.


Mona Nicoară, filmmaker and human rights activist


Vlad Viski, president of MosaiQ

Florin Buhuceanu, executive president ACCEPT

Katarzyna Remin, Board Member "Campaign against Homophobia" (PL)

Iaromira Popovici, redactor Dilema Veche