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The documentary 1989. Diary of a Revolution, directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu, will be presented in premiere on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 20:00 on the communication channels of the “I.L.Caragiale” National Theatre in Bucharest and of the Romanian Cultural Institute and on those of the partners. The film will also have the TV premiere on Saturday, December 19, 2020, from 23:00, on the Digi 24 TV channel. The film is a cultural product made exclusively for online and television. It is a production of the Bucharest National Theatre which started from the documentary stage performance Jurnal de România. 1989, directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu, which had the premiere at the TNB Amphitheater Hall in July 2020.
The event is a cultural hybrid adapted to the times we are living now. The project is made with elements from different fields: film, theatre, TV set, video mapping, aerial shooting. Besides the confessions of the actors Ion Caramitru, Oana Pellea, Daniel Badale and Florentina Țilea, the project includes interviews about Security, Ceaușescu Trial, Revolution, Terrorists with Germina Nagâț, Dan Voinea, Dennis Deletant, Andrei Ursu, Lavinia Betea.
“Denying the Revolution is like deleting the faith of an entire people in itself, the belief that anytime it has the power to go out in the street and to change a political system, the way it did in 1989. The people went out in the street in order to change the dictatorial communist regime, with the risk of getting shot. Even more of them went out when they started being shot. Denying the value of the people`s actions who went out to protest in the conditions when they risked being killed and in the conditions when they actually got killed, denying the importance and the impact of their courage means denying the importance and the impact of their courage means denying the courage of a people and this is the form under which the crimes against humanity start. In 1989 the political regime in Romania changed because the people went out in the streets”, the director Carmen Lidia Vidu said.
“One of the moral duties of the theatre is to raise questions and to start a dialogue. Everyone has a different opinion about the Revolution, if he lived it or not… Most of the pieces of information that the population absorbed and repeat are “the official” ones, sometimes forgetting the personal history. We try to put together the two types of images (official and private) in order to bring a more nuanced image on the 1989 Revolution”, the organizers say.