Pitesti Experiment or HERMAN=the man behind the terror
The movie depicts the true story of the events which took place in Romania between 1949 and 1951 when, following the establishment of the Communist regime, all students were compelled to become members of the Party. Consequently, those who refused were imprisoned and 're-educated'. The re-education phenomenon, a concept borrowed from the Soviet educator A.S. Makarenko, relied on the assumption that every person can become a 'new entity' through 're-education', which in this instance was achieved by means of both physical and mental torture.
One of the darkest page of the dark years of the communist regime in Eastern Europe, years that cut, changed or crushed lives and pushed the history of some of the countries with 200 years back.
The subject of the Pitesti Experiment was kept away of the public eye until recently, and therefore we believe it is impetuous that as many people as possible learn about it. To understand before to blame. To forgive before forget.
We are inviting you to the screening of the work-in-progress Directors cut version of the first feature film about the Pitesti Experiment. In our view, this is a very realistic independent movie that will hit the cinema halls, telling a painful story of one of the cruelest yet not well known horrors of the communism, the horror behind the "re-education" camps. Directed and produced by talented Victoria Baltag, we are am certain that the Pitesti Experiment movie will be long remembered and talked about. The very first draft trailer: https://vimeo.com/167487370
This is funded through public donations, thus becoming a 100% independent project, initiated by Connections Romania's team of young professionals, passionate about history and cinematography.
While they aim to raise awareness on such a vital yet hidden part of Romanias history,they are also want to raise funds for the post-production, which represents the 20% that we're missing to complete this true story film.
Please come and meet Victoria Baltag, producer and director of this film, listen and watch the stories behind the project and get involved on the Q&A session following the screening.
Following the trend of the successful Romanian trend in the cinematography, we wish to see soon this film on the big International Film Festivals lists.
Auburndale Community Library (View)
375 Auburn Street
Auburndale, MA 02466, MA 02466
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|