Past Present

In an age which seems to be searching more and more for new foundations to function upon, it is becoming increasingly essential for the upcoming generations to be given the opportunity to better understand past events that have had a significant bearing on our current societies and politics. In this year celebrating the centenary of the Great Union of 1918, when, presumably, numerous festive events will be organised to honour this momentous episode, we believe it is important to use this time in order to turn our attention back to historical realities, in all their complexity and nuances. Thus, even though each of the films in this selection focuses on particular phenomena, they are all relevant to Romania’s evolution over the past century and will give rise to some reflection - constructive, we hope - on its history and how relevant this is to the present day.