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20 March, 18:00, ARCUB

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorilor Cosmin Bumbuț și Elena Stancu


28 year-old Crina has two small children and a 10 year prison sentence. The separation from her kids caused her a deep sorrow, visible in the case of the other inmates from the Therapeutical Lotus Center of the Gherla Penitentiary, as well. After she was sent to jail, Crina could no longer sleep, eat or stop crying and was diagnosed with depression. Flori had a shock when she arrived to the penitentiary, along with other inmates in for murder. States of distress and insomnia ensued, diagonesd as symptoms of anxiety. The first therapeutical center for inmates suffering from depression, anxiety and personality disorders was opened in Romania in 2016 and it has now 16 residents. The film depicts their everyday activities, therapy sessions, the pain and fear they experience behind the bars.

Project done with the support of the Norwegian Government - Norway Grants. 

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