Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
RE VERZIO: Valley of Sighs
Wednesday, 1 April, 6 pm
Mihai Andrei Leaha, Andrei Crişan, Iulia Hossu | 2013 | Romania | 55’ Transnistria was still part of the Soviet Union when German and Romanian troops invaded in 1941. Along with many Jewish deportees, some 25,000 Roma were transported from Romania between 1943 and 1945. Only half managed to survive starvation, cold weather, disease and acts of arbitrary violence. This documentary is an attempt to depict the unimaginable scale of this atrocity. It shows interviews with survivors who were children at the time, and eye-witnesses from surrounding villages. It also unearths military and police documents that plot the “progress” of the ongoing genocide, and juxtaposes this material with images of the idyllic countryside in which the horrors of the past are barely conceivable. The result is a multi-layered cinematic monument to the victims of a little-known chapter of the Holocaust.
WHERE: OSA ARCHIVUM
Budapest V, Arany János u. 32.
www.osaarchivum.org / www.verzio.org
Seating is first-come first-served basis. Come on time! / ADMISSION FREE
OSA Archivum and Verzio Film Festival present 7 outstanding documentaries - the most popular films of the 11th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (www.verzio.org).
Do not miss this rare opportunity to watch some of the best documentary features of 2014 for FREE!
Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.