Valley of Sighs


Valley of Sighs documentar Triba Film 2013, 57 min.

Producer: ISPMN (Institute for Studying National Minorities) & TRIBA Film
Producer: Mihai Andrei Leaha
Directors: Mihai Andrei Leaha, Andrei Crișan, Iulia Hossu
Image: Mihai Andrei Leaha, Andrei Crișan.
Sound: Iulia Hossu, Ion Gnatiuc.
Editing: Andrei Crișan.
Scientific advisor: Petre Matei.
Soundtrack: Tamasz Szkely

Synopsis: Between 1943 and 1945, 25.000 Romani people were deported to Transnistria by the Antonescu regime. Half of them soon died of hunger, cold or other causes. 70 years later, a few survivors, who were of a very young age at that time, recall and give a sad account of those terrible events. The film aims to reconstruct the journey, places and tragic experiences of the past. Interviews with the members of the Ukrainian community from Transnistria expand the stories of the Roma survivors and transform an area nowadays apparently trivial in a place of anthropological value, memories and tears.

Prizes and Festivals:
Astra Film Festival 2013 – Best Image
Etnofilm Rovinj 2014 – Best film
Verzio Budapest 2014 – Premiul publicului

Official selection:
goEast Wiesbaden, Germany 2014
Nancy –Loraine Film, France Festival 2014
Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece 2014
Rasnov Film Festival, Romania 2014
Verzio Budapest, Hungary 2014
Balkan Cinema Bremen, Germania 2014
Days of Ethnographic Film Lubliana, Slovenia 2014
DornArt, Romania 2015

Proiecții speciale:
University of Bremen 2013 (Proiecție specială)
Victoria Cinema 2013 (Proiecție specială)
Muzeu Ţăranului Român 2014
Fundaţia Raţiu Turda 2014
University of Essex/London 2015
2 August Auschiwtz 2014
Chisinau 2016

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