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International Emmy Goes to Ion B.

At the award gala in New York last night, The World According to Ion B. won the International Emmy Award in the Arts Programming category. Alexander Nanau's documentary about a strong-willed artist brut is part of the current East Silver Caravan.


38th International Emmy Awards
Award Ceremony
November 22, 2010 / NYC

Winner in the Arts Programming category: The World According to Ion B.

The World According to Ion B.

Director: Nanau Alexander
Producer: Nanau Alexander
Production company: HBO Romania, Alexander Nanau Production

Lumea vazuta de Ion B. , Romania, 2009, 60 min, HD, Art and Culture, Portrait

Ion B. is a 62 year-old homeless man. His bed is a filthy foam mattress at the bottom of a garbage chute. Ion sorts through the daily household garbage of the block, avidly reading the books, magazines and newspapers he finds. Since the 70s he has been creating collages from them that he calls "my films".


The film was nominated for the 2010 Silver Eye Award (category: Mid-length Documentary) organized by the East Silver Market (October 25 - 31, 2010). 

The film is also part of the East Silver Caravan, a selection of some of the best documentaries in the region presented at festivals and markets worldwide.


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