Having children is the social obligation of all fertile women. This was the political view of the Romanian Communists, a view that was sealed in 1966 by Ceaucescu’s decree no. 770, which outlawed abortion. Also banned were all forms of contraception, and thousands of women died from undergoing illegal abortions. The demographic shape of the state changed within several years, children became the material of the totalitarian regime, which in various and often aggressive ways attempted to mould them.
The One, the Only, the Real Tarzan
Inside view on the glory and tragedy of Johnny Weissmuller, the world class swimmer and the one and only real Tarzan. The one, the only, the real TARZAN" is the first ever documentary about an exceptional sportsman who became a prisoner of his own image, created by the American show-biz industry. This is the story of the price for success that fascinates people all around the world. The film offers an intimate look at Weissmueller's early life, middle years, and later decline, through numerous rare, never-before-published photographs and films illustrating swimming training units, images of his Olympic triumphs, failed marriages, his Hollywood career as Tarzan of the Apes, and his subsequent career as Jungle Jim. This documentary is a sensitive, yet unsentimental portrayal of the man who was Tarzan to movie fans around the world. Based on Johnny Junior's inside perspective on his father's life and career the film features interviews with his father's celebrity friends former wives and children, recollections of conversations with his father over the years, and family stories.
Bela Lugosi - The Fallen Vampire
In 1927, the gory role of Dracula attracted few actors, giving an unknown Transylvanian man with poor English the chance to shape one of the greatest horror characters ever created. The film follows the biography of the actor Bela Lugosi from his birth and early childhood in a small Transylvanian town, his early days as an actor when he played Jesus on the stage of the National Theatre in Budapest, and the years of glory In Hollywood after playing Dracula, the "mysterious count of the Carpathians". He ended up being identified with his character, and never really escaped the Dracula label. Bela Lugosi is introduced in the film by people who knew him: close friends, family, opponents, directors and script writers he worked with (among them Bela Lugosi Jr., director István Szabó, actor Boris Karloff, historian Gary Rhodes). The documentary also investigates the influence of Bela Lugosi's Transylvanian origin in the process of creating the character that made him famous.
Florin Iepan embarks on a process to reveal the largest mass execution perpetrated by an ally of Nazi Germany in Odessa (now Ukraine) which should lead to a public debate about Romania’s fascist past and conclude with an official reaction on behalf of the Romanian people. At first hand, this seems to be an impossible mission. In a story full of spectacular turn of events, with the director in front of the camera, we discover his weaknesses, his doubts, the self-irony, the ups and downs of his campaign. Unorthodox measures are employed in order to put the topic on the public agenda. During four years of conferences, news coverage, TV programmes and internet commentaries, Florin Iepan managed to attract hostility and hatred from thousands of Romanians and from public figures known for their anti-Semitic and nationalist opinions. At the same time he is encouraged by other fellow Romanians who understand that if we don’t act now, when the country faces an economic crisis and a weak democracy, history can repeat itself.
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