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On the most fervent December day, “1989. The Diary of a Revolution” is broadcast on Romanian Television 22 December 2020
On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020, 31 years since the day that changed Romania, the Romanian Television will present the latest production dedicated to the event of that time, the documentary 1989. The Diary of a Revolution, recently created by Carmen Lidia Vidu and produced by the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest. This film will be broadcast on the TVR3 channel, starting 9.00 p.m. The National Theatre of Bucharest keeps in touch with the audience, adapts, finds solutions, and honours the event that changed the recent history of Romania. Although more than three decades have elapsed since the 1989 Revolution, many questions remain to be answered. Because there is no absolute truth, only stories that are worth telling. Everyone has a different opinion about how one was during the Revolution, whether one lived it or not. Most of the information that the population has assimilated and repeated is the 'official' information, sometimes forgetting their personal history. After the premiere of the documentary theatre, Romanian Diary. 1989, in the summer of this year, which took place on the theatre building, within the TNB Amphitheatre, director Carmen Lidia Vidu proposes a new project, based on her recent show. This time, we will encounter elements of film, theatre, television, video mapping, aerial filming. As in the documentary theatre show, the film blends the two types of images (official and private) to outline a more nuanced look at the 1989 Revolution. Thus, the documentary aims to be a vehicle of communication, an invitation to dialogue, starting from the idea that one of the moral duties of the theatre is to raise awareness and engage into dialogue. How much does our location influence us and how much do we influence the community we belong to? How is the image of the 1989 Revolution composed of the testimonials of those who lived it? These are just a few questions to which the documentary tries to offer new perspectives, in a problem to which there are no sharp answers. In addition to the testimonies of actors Ion Caramitru, Oana Pellea, Daniel Badale and Florentina Ţilea, the project proposes interviews on topics such as 'Secret Services', 'The Ceausescu Trial', 'Revolution', 'Terrorists', created with Germina Nagâţ, Dan Voinea, Dennis Deletant, Andrei Ursu, Lavinia Betea. "I am nervous - confesses Carmen Lidia Vidu. It is my first online premiere. This pandemic year made me research, stop, overcome, reinvent, balance ... everything. I hope I did not let this year go by in vain. I dedicate this film to those who made the 1989 Revolution possible. I owe my life in a free country to them. Respect '89. It was a Revolution, and I am a free individual, because the Romanian people had the courage and took to the streets. The diaries of these actors open a dialogue about how we relate to history. We were raised with respect for fear and I think we have in us a kind of “my life doesn’t matter”, “who am I to talk”, “why should I talk when I can shut up”, “the revolution was made by others", "I'm just history with a small h." I would be happy to see as many people as possible in this film. Watch, please partake and share", the director urges us. The documentary can still be watched on the NTB YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/d9pUCGHnYP8), where the premiere took place on December 16th, 2020, followed by a TV premiere on Digi 24, on the evening of December 19th. We invite you to watch this exciting documentary and not to miss the show when the gates of the theatre will reopen, and we will be able to meet again at the theatre. 1989. Diary of a Revolution Documentary film Directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu Starring Ion Caramitru Oana Pellea Daniel Badale Florentina Ţilea Germina Nagat Dan Voinea, Dennis Deletant Andrei Ursu Lavinia Betea, Mihai Avătămăniței, Constantin Țilea, Carmen Lidia Vidu   Image Director Marius Donici Image Operators Gabriel Stănciuc , Mihail Rădinoiu Drone Operator Florin Boicescu Editing, sound, animation Cristina Baciu Score Ovidiu Zimcea & Constantin Țilea Graphics Gabi Skinder Set Photographer Vlad Lăzărescu   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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1989. The Diary of a Revolution 16 December 2020
Documentary film”1989. The Diary of a Revolution” PremiereWednesday, December 16th, 2020, 20:00, online, YouTube / Facebook / NTB website and partnersSaturday, December 19th, 2020, 11:00 p.m., TV premiere, Digi 24 Watch here   "I don't know of any other European capital whose landmark is the national theatre!" (Lavinia Betea) The theatres are closed, but the online space gives us the chance to be together again. The "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre announces the premiere of the documentary "1989. The Diary of a Revolution” on December 16th, 2020 at 8 pm, directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu. The event is a cultural hybrid adapted to the times we live in. The project consists of elements of film, theatre, television set, videomapping, aerial filming. In addition to the testimonials of actors Ion Caramitru, Oana Pellea, Daniel Badale and Florentina Țilea, the project proposes interviews about the Secret Services, the Ceausescu Trial, the Revolution, terrorists made with Germina Nagâț, Dan Voinea, Dennis Deletant, Andrei Ursu, Lavinia Betea. One of the moral duties of the theatre is to raise questions and engage in dialogue. Everyone has a different opinion about how one was during the Revolution, whether one experienced it or not. Most of the information that the population has assimilated and repeats is "the official one", sometimes forgetting their personal history. We try to put together the two types of images (official and private) to outline a more nuanced image of the 1989 Revolution. In a completely new context, the National Theatre of Bucharest keeps in touch with the audience, adapts and finds solutions to honour the event that changed the recent history of Romania: The Revolution of 1989. "1989. The Diary of a Revolution" is a production of the National Theatre of Bucharest that starts from the documentary theatre show "Romanian Diary. 1989" directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu which premiered at the Amphitheatre Hall of the National Theatre in July 2020. (https://www.tnb.ro/ro/jurnal-de-romania1989) The documentary film "1989. The Diary of a Revolution" is a cultural product conceived exclusively for the online environment and television and will enjoy two premieres: on December 16th at 8.00 p.m. in the online environment (YouTube / Facebook / NTB website and partners) and on December 19th at 11.00 p.m. will have its premiere on television, on Digi 24. We thank our partners who accepted the invitation to become Co-Host when the film premieres on their media channels on December 16th at 8.00 p.m. Network of the Romanian Cultural Institute (Republic of Moldova, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom , Poland, Turkey, Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Israel, USA) (Facebook, website)The National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives CNSAS (website)Civic Academy Foundation - Memorial to the Victims of Communism and ResistanceThe Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes IICCMERThe Corneliu Coposu FoundationȚine de Noi AssociationFriends for Friends FFF- Superscripts GalaModernismFunky CitizensRadio Romania Cultural CațavenciiCotidianulZile şi Nopți Media partners: Hotnews, Cultura la duba, TVR, RFI, Bursa, Romania LiberaDocumentary film: “1989. The Diary of a Revolution ”Production of the “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of BucharestDirected by Carmen Lidia ViduStarring Ion Caramitru, Oana Pellea, Daniel Badale, Florentina Tilea, Germina Nagat, Dan Voinea, Dennis Deletant, Andrei Ursu, Lavinia BeteaMultimedia Cristina BaciuPhoto - Video Drone Operator Florin BoicescuImage Operator - Marius DoniciPhotography - Vlad LazarescuDecember 2020 Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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