Of the Silence and Love of the Romanians and Transylvanian Saxons.
No electricity, no water, no heating, no food, no toilet paper - but total surveillance. That was life in authoritarian Romania at the end of the 1980s under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu.
The family of German-Romanian director France-Elena Damian also lived in this Romania until her parents fled to Germany in 1987.
In 1989 there was a revolution in Romania. The German minority of the Transylvanian Saxons seizes the opportunity to move back to Germany after 8 centuries, and for the Romanians, too, a new life begins.
France-Elena Damian reunites parts of the families for the first time after decades to examine the impact of this flight. Historical, personal, political intermingle, opening parallels with today and insights into everyday life under authoritarian rule.
On April 20, 2023, the director will show excerpts from her "Family Journey" and invites an exchange of experiences about life in an authoritarian regime and the longing for freedom.
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