The Securitate Hunter
Marius Oprea exhumes the dead. His nickname is the Securitate hunter because he chases the former officers of the communist political police.He travels through the country looking for the graves of some 10 000 Romanians who were shot dead by the Securitate with no trial at the beginning of the 50s. Marius researches the Securitate archives, contacts the families of those killed, makes his inquiry and then finds the common graves where the partisans were buried. This film is the story of a new generation with a new hope for their country.
One-way Round Trip
Every year France expels around 10 000 Roma people to Romania. The Duduveica family were expelled after living in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, for three years. The father and the mother were hoping to find a job there while their children, 12 and 15 years old, got registered and attended school. Back in their poor Romanian village they dream of returning to France. One day, the decision is taken, they gather some cloths in one big luggage, they take a minibus and leave again for France. Fnally their dream fulfilled: their children have a chance to live a better life.
MirMirel Bran is a film producer and filmmaker. His documentary films and news reports are broadcasted mainly in France and Switzerland. He studied journalism at l’Ecole supérieure de journalisme of Lille, France (1991-1993) and he has a PHD in information sciences at Panthéon-Assas University in Paris (1994 – 1998). Mirel Bran is a correspondent in Bucharest for the daily Le Monde and the weekly Le Point, the Swiss radio and the international TV channel France 24 as well as for Arte info. He is the author of « Bucharest, the thaw » (Autrement Publishing House, Paris, 2006) and « Romania twenty years after – The Securitate hunter » (Cygne Publishing House, Paris, 2009) 2009 – Producer and Director of “Heat wave” – short movie, Award of excellence - Busan International Short Film Festival – South Korea, 2010 2009 – Producer and director of the documentary « The Securitate hunter », 52 minutes, Award of excellence, The Indie Fest, La Jolla, California, USA, 2010
2000 – Co-director of « The war of the dogs » (Envoyé spécial, France 2 Television, 26 minutes)2001 – Co-director of « The king without a throne » (Arte, France, 26 minutes)2004 – Director of « Le Pen from Carpathians » (Arte, France, 26 minutes)2007 – 2009 – Producer of news reports for France 24 international TV news channel and director of Tadami Presse2009 – Producer of news reports for Arte info, France2009 – Producer of « Coming back Romanians » (Swiss Television, 9 minutes)2009 – Director and Producer of the short « Heat wave » (Award of excellency, Busan Film Festival, South Korea, officially selected by the film festivals in Detmold (Germany), Santa Barbara (California), New York)
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