Wolfe Murray Rupert
After the Revolution
The film observes the situation in Bucharest in the period immediately following the 1989 revolution - a period of continual street protests against a government that took over from the Communist Party a bit too smoothly. You can see ordinary people talking passionately on the streets, filmed with patience and humour. Context and structure is provided by the political leaders and journalists, and the hurried (and heavily disputed) election. The 1990 election itself is covered in a crowded polling station and concludes with a press conference by the international election monitors who appear shocked by the amount of ‘irregularities’ they have seen.
After graduating in history and politics from Liverpool University in 1985, Rupert Wolfe Murray went to Tibet where he taught English and wrote a travel book. Subsequently he got into journalism and contributed to BBC Radio Scotland, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and won a trip to the Philippines as one of the winners of the Young Travel Writer of the Year Award (London Observer, 1989).Rupert covered the Romanian revolution as a journalist and then got into humanitarian relief work in Romania and wartime Bosnia. This led to the setting up of an NGO, which subsequently got amalgamated with Mercy Corps International. He subsequently worked in Kosovo and Albania for the International Rescue Committee.Since 1999 Rupert has been working as a communications and management consultant in Romania, on donor funded projects on the Roma, child rights and regional development. Together with Iulia Sebesan, he set up Productive International with the aim of providing communications solutions for public and private sector clients.
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