City Tour

City Tour

  The film captures moments from three of the famous zones of Bucharest, dangerous, yet at the same time fascinating, inhabited by people that society wants to forget. Ferentari, Northern Train Station, Grivitei are explored to reveal are the people that try to help out and who benefits from the free syringe distribution program initiated by the Romanian Anti AIDS Association.

  Shooting and editing was concomitent and took about 4 months constantly re-evaluating our approach with director Andrei-Nicolae Teodorescu and DP Tudor Platon. Our goal was to do a just portrayal of the underprivileged while at the same time exploring the social injustices that brought them to this point. It was a grueling process both technically, due to the fact that we did not have a budget and so we had to work with a variety of borrowed equipment (Sony NEX5, Canon 5D MKII, GO Pro Hero 2/3 and a couple of other cameras I can’t really recall), and emotionally, having more than 80 hours of footage to go through, countless stories and faces, the faces we saw were burned into our minds, their lives became in  a way ours, and on some evenings we would go to bed thinking of where one of the people from our film would do the same.

  When the edit and sound mix was finished we felt liberated, the burden that was conveying honestly their stories was now the burden of the audience, who had to apply their own judgments and value systems.

The film was selected and screened with great success at the Astra Sibiu Intrenational Documentary and Anthropological Film Festival.