The first online edition of the OWR Film Club will focus on the early work of French filmmaker Dominique Cabrera. On Friday, May 8th, at 7.00 PM (Romanian time), we will engage in an online conversation with the filmmaker on the One World Romania Facebook page. Vanina Vignal and Andrei Rus will act as moderators. Alongside the team members, a series of special guests - filmmakers, artists or activists who share similar concerns with the French director will take part in the conversation. Those will be Cristina Haneș, Radu Ciorniciuc, Mihaela Michailov, Crina Marina Mureșanu, Daniela Groza and Victor Morozov.
We invite all those of you who want to participate throughout the discussion with Dominique Cabrera to send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, until Thursday evening, May 7th, so that we can send you the link to the Zoom conference. For those who will simply watch the discussion live on Facebook, we will also give you the opportunity to intervene with questions or comments, but only during the second part of the event.
Also on Friday, starting at 5.30 PM (Romanian time), one of Dominique Cabrera's films, „Chronicle of an ordinary suburb” ("Chronique d'une banlieue ordinaire, 1992), will be live streamed for free on the Facebook page of One World Romania, in preparation for the following discussion.
Dominique Cabrera was born in Algeria, in the midst of the war for independence, and her family settled in France in 1962. After studying literature and film, she worked as an editor at a regional news channel and founded a production company specialised in militant films. Her acute interest in all forms of social inequalities and the ways in which these can be overcome is found both in her documentaries and in the few fiction movies she realised. The other main strand of her work is self-reflexivity.
About Dominique Cabrera's films
Two of the films which are available on the Eventbook platform attest to Cabrera's concern for the fate of the marginalized urban class, relegated to the peripheries and left to fend for themselves, with inter-community solidarity as their only support.
In ‘Chronicle of an Ordinary Suburb’, the filmmaker invites the former residents of a social housing building in Mantes-la-Jolie that is soon going to be demolished to evoke together the twenty years of history contained within its walls.
It is still another place that serves as a pretext to observe the interactions of the people who enliven it in ‘A post office in La Courneuve’. The camera, placed in the local post office, surprises customers waiting for their allowances or retrieving ridiculous sums of money, employees trying to serve them as best they can and, behind these mundane activities, the residents’ glaring poverty and the essential role played by public services in a disadvantaged city.
The feature-length film ‘Tomorrow and once again Tomorrow - Diary of 1995’ belongs to the autobiographical vein of the French filmmaker: for a year, Cabrera filmed her intimate space and ordinary fragments of the outside world, asked personal but at the same time universal questions, thus putting together a movie puzzle about what it means to be a woman, a mother and a filmmaker.
Film tickets cost either 10 lei or 5 lei for students, pensioners and people with disabilities. A special subscription for five online screenings is available starting today at the price of 25 RON.
Those who have purchased general subscriptions for OWR # 13 can watch all the films - whether those showcased for the Cineclub or those linked to future online projects which will take place during the summer - for free, using the barcode on the subscription ticket. Those who want to support the OWR team, and thus gain free access to all the events organized by the association, can become OWR Friends.
You must have or create an Eventbook account to purchase a ticket. Each user will have 48 hours after purchasing the ticket or using the barcode on the subscriptions to watch the film.
Organized by the One World Romania Association and co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration.
*The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.