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Generation of sacrifice

Generation of sacrifice

Generaţia de Sacrificiu

Director: Jean Christophe

Documentary, 20 min., Romanian, subtitles English and Lithuanian, France, Romania, 2011

Section:
"Panorama 14" film programme: "The skywalk is gone"
Screenwriter: Jean Christophe
Producers: Eric Prigent, Bertrand Scalabre
Music: Scanner
Sound editor: Thomas Rouvillain, Andi Dumitrescu, Thomas Rouvillain
Sound: Petre Bîrsan, Claudiana Revnic, Bogden Mihai Flor
Editor: Jean Christophe
Production: Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains
World sales: Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains
Archive material:: Centrul National al Cinematografiei din România, Arhivei de Filme Cinematografice din România

The network of young Romanian spies was well infiltrated throughout all neighborhoods in Bucharest: at schools, in their families and other private settings during the 1980’s. Not only did they spy on their friends at school or their teachers, but also on their families. “The children of Ceauscescu” represent the generation of sacrifice. Thirty years after the violent execution of the head of state, access to the files created by the Securitate, or the secret police, can be studied. It would all but seem that some Romanians have preferred not to leave any trace of their allusive tradition.

Director‘s statement :
Based on the studies on the archives of the Romanian secret police, I wrote a script to personalize
a specific part of history of a communist nation. I re-created a “propaganda” film that speaks about a contemporary époque, still imprinted with a dictatorial past. These images speak of a past that has not passed. Within these written and filmed archives, I chose a selection of stories that allowed me to anew a script on the Romanian youth of the 1980’s, my generation.

Screenings:
2012.XII.6 17:30
2012.XII.8 18:30
2012.XII.15 18:30
2012.XII.21 18:30
2012.XII.29 18:30
2013.I.9 18:30
2013.I.20 18:30
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