The first film screened is Ask the Sexpert – the story of doctor Mahinder Watsa, a sex advice columnist for a large daily newspaper in Mumbai. A radical hero for some, a national threat for others, since the 1970s this nonagenarian gynecologist has seen it all, in an extremely conservative country experiencing rapid change.
The educational programmes developed by One World Romania Association are supported by CEZ Group Romania.
The debate Refugees in the Media will start at 2 pm and the participants are director Orban Wallace and Raluca Feher (Frontline Club București). The two will talk about how a global phenomenon is reflected in the media, the limits and responsibilities of journalism and about what can documentary film can contribute with in the representation of the world today.
The debate is organized in partnership with British Council.
Starting at 4 pm at ARCUB you’re invited to the exhibition No Man’s Land and the debate SOS: Informal Living in the Media. The exhibition and debate document a large-scale yet little known phenomenon: people who either don’t possess the title deeds for the houses they live in or who live without access to utilities. The participants to the debate are: Alina Tudor (Sustainability Projects Manager, ENEL România), Nicoleta Chiriță (Advocacy Manager, Habitat for Humanity România), Rodica Păun (Access to Electricity Mediator, Policy Center for Roma and Minorities), Marius Păcuraru (Grupul de Inițiativă Valea Corbului), Bogdan Suditu (MKBT: MakeBetter), Bogdan Buciuc (Head of Social Banking Unit, BCR) and
Mirela Dima (Regulation Division Director, CEZ Romania).
Monday is the last day you will be able to watch the films Children of Chance - which starts at 6.30 pm at Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - and Dream Boat - which starts at 6.30 pm at Eforie Cinematheque.
Filmed in a Belgian village, Children of Chance is a film about childhood, learning, identity and, not least, about the crucial role played in a child’s life by an inspiring teacher. After the screening you will be able to meet one of the directors of the film - Thierry Michel.
Gay men from all over the world gather once a year on a dream boat that for one week floats away with them beyond the daily grind and beyond the constant discrimination or prejudice they otherwise experience. The director Tristan Ferland Milewski and the composer of the soundtrack, Claude Ferland Milewski, will be present at Eforie Cinematheque after the screening.