program
events
(in chronological order)
22 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
A party with traditional musicians and intellectual cries in which we wish no return to the deceased.  For the first time in 30 years, the number of Romanian citizens who would welcome Roma people into their own families has exceeded that of Romanians who would not accept such an alliance. While it’s true that this shift in attitudes does not mean the disappearance of racism in Romania, it does mean something monumentally important: the intolerance towards the Roma has lost the battle to dominate the mentality of the Romanian people. Such turn of events ought to be celebrated. Therefore, we decided to organise “A Wake for Racism.” There will be merry funeral songs, we will heartily
23 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
FLUID + special guests Kali, Nico G. and Ramyaa performative concertFluid mechanics is the science that deals with the balance and movement of fluids and their action on the surrounding walls or on bodies immersed in them, at rest or in motion.A sound metaphor that intersects the fight against racism with that for the LGBTQIA + community. A performative concert against oppressive systems that act racist and queerphobic.with/ by#FLUID (born 2016) - a queer act based in Bucharest - is the collaboration between Paula Dunker (performer, actress, choreographer, playwright), Alex Bălă (musician) and other warped creatures. Using sound, music and a microphone as weapons against civic
24 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
Theatre Show“The Alley” is a typical Bucharest neighbourhood. Gelu B., Cerasela and Valerică Silicon are three teenagers from the Alley who take part in a televised game-show, called “Stereotype Alley.” The show is focused around stereotypes that transform, spread, are ignored, breed tragedy, but also comedy, get rejected, embraced, normalised or blamed. The contestants use elements of slam-poetry, hip-hop and contemporary dance in order to describe different forms of discriminations such as racism, sexism or homophobia.“Stereotype Alley” is a theatre play by PlayhoodDuration: 45-50 minutesText and stage direction by Mădălina Dorobanţu and Ionuţ OpreaCast:Anca En
25 August
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The audience is out there, but how do we reach it? The year 2020 has brought about a radical reform in the way films reach their target audience. Massively affected by the global health crisis, the film industry had to come up with quick solutions, many of which without any prior testing. Distributors have been forced to implement new strategies and venture into uncharted territory, especially in the online world. What impact will these emergency measures have in the long run? What risks and benefits are associated with these and what alternative audience engagement strategies do we have at present? We invite you to an online debate with several industry experts who will shed some light on t
25 August
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26 August
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Moderator: Mircea Toma - President ActiveWatchLast year, Romania made important strides on a sensitive issue: the barometer of interethnic relationships announced that the Romanian who have freed their minds of the stigma against the Roma have exceeded in numbers those who only see Roma people as ‘gypsies.’ Although the news came as a rare victory of respect over hatred in these three decades of democracy, it has mostly gone unnoticed. We would like, with your help, to try and remedy this oversight. We believe it is necessary to discuss this moment both from a historical standpoint, and in the context of the relationship between the majority of the population and the different minorities sub
26 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
Preocupat de înregistrările sonore pe teren (field recordings) şi de studiul morfologiei pădurii, Cătălin Rulea a explorat pădurile din România sub ghidarea Greenpeace. A fost doar începutul unei platforme utile nu numai în plan artistic, dar şi în plan ecologic şi social. În 2017 s-au făcut primii paşi pe platforma UNCUT, din primele înregistrări a rezultat un material de 30 de minute, folosit într-o colaborare cu formaţia Coma, cu formaţia Pixels şi Moonlight Breakfast. În 2020 studiul fonic al pădurilor continua.Live performance-ul UNCUT este o improvizaţie, folosind coloana sonoră înregistrată în p&
27 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
A concert - performance by Gelu Duminică and the Marian Mexicanu BandIn this unique event, professor and Roma activist Gelu Duminică invites us to consider the contribution of the Roma minority to the evolution of Romanian folklore. The lecture will combine facts about the history and culture of the Roma people with the music of a band performing live on stage, for 90 minutes. The band will be led by the great accordion player, Marian Mexicanu.This event organised by One World Romania is part of Gelu Duminică’s university class held at UNIBUC - School of Sociology and Social Work; in recent years, it has been hosted by all major universities in Romania and has enjoyed great su
28 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
In the opening of the last weekend of the festival, we propose an evening with Bahoi, one of the first vloggers in Romania. It will be a unique ocasion in the cultural landscape of our country. We will screen both old videos that made him famous and new material produced especially for One World Romania, and we will have the author, in person, with us on stage. We hope that the encounter will open not only a wider dialogue about the artist's vision and about the complex world described in his videos, but also about the importance of these intimate, particular representations, about realities to which we have too little access and, most of the time, only through external and exotic persp
29 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
Taraf de IMPEX is the name of the orchestra made up of two musical ensembles: the IMPEX Group and Taraf de Caliu, the founding members of the famous band Taraf de Haidouks.This event is meant, mainly, to promote the collaboration between musicians of varying ages and, especially, different ethnicities. This is reflected in the music they make together, resulting in a powerful, motley sound, combining White-Western styles with those of the East, the Orient and the Roma tradition. Taraf de IMPEX is a musical collaboration between ’lăutari’ (professional Romani musicians) and musicians with classical, rock, electronic backgrounds, or other ‘Western’ styles. Unfortunately, the lack of
30 August
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Online event, on the festival s Facebook pageSunday, August 30th, 5 P.M.GUESTSFlorin Buhuceanu - Human rights activistTeona Galgoțiu - FilmmakerBogdan Balla - FilmmakerModerator - Andrei Ruscontains an interview with Alexandru Lupescu - Petre Sirin' life partnerA documentary film made by director Petre Sirin (1926-2003) -  “The Stone Chronicles of Dobrogea” (1962) - brings into focus once again the personality of a man who produced an entire collection of short-films about history and the arts, at the same time leaving behind a fantastic trove of testimonies about a world that is virtually unknown to the public, that of queer culture during Communism. So far, the Humanitas publishi
30 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
Title: 143 rue du désertDirector: Hassen FerhaniDuration: 1h 40Country: Algeria, Franța, QatarYear: 2019In the sandy heart of the Sahara, there lies an unlikely oasis of light: the shop-café of a solitary woman, who lives her life surrounded by the expanse of the desert and a few domestic animals. But her existence is anything but empty: every day, travelers stop by in the modest, scantily furnished concrete shelter for a coffee, an omelette, or simply for the sake of pleasant confirmation. The woman’s cheerful and sometimes contradictory spirit is the mark of her charm, her magnetism that attracts both foreigners, and familiar guests, to whom she is equally friendly, even though she ca
30 August
MANASIA HUB
Title: 143 rue du désertDirector: Hassen FerhaniDuration: 1h 40Country: Algeria, Franța, QatarYear: 2019In the sandy heart of the Sahara, there lies an unlikely oasis of light: the shop-café of a solitary woman, who lives her life surrounded by the expanse of the desert and a few domestic animals. But her existence is anything but empty: every day, travelers stop by in the modest, scantily furnished concrete shelter for a coffee, an omelette, or simply for the sake of pleasant confirmation. The woman’s cheerful and sometimes contradictory spirit is the mark of her charm, her magnetism that attracts both foreigners, and familiar guests, to whom she is equally friendly, even though she ca
30 August
VERDE STOP ARENA
Title: Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurleDirector: Frank BeauvaisDuration: 1h 14Country: FranțaYear: 2018In the world of cinema it is said that films are made of films, but Frank Beauvais takes this to a literal extreme: his documentary is a compilation of shots from 400 other movies, a film-loving map tracing out the route to depression and confusion. After a break-up, Beauvais finds himself in an existential crisis, with no job and in a worsening state of financial hardship, and takes refuge in Alsace, a small town in quasi-isolation from civilization, surrounded by nature and far from the clamor and conflicts of the capital. His reclusion is almost absolute, while his small country h
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