Another Little Romania
(Un Alt Colt de Romanie)
2016, Documentary, 55mins.
« Another Little Romania » is the first chapter from a storytelling book with Romanian background characters and their unique stories. Written pages under the sign of the Destiny in various times with diverse people, and random ages, all together in a bouquet called Life. This Life has beauty and fragrance only through peoples’ stories.
The Premiere was held at the Glenmore Christian Academy, South of Calgary, Alberta on December 3rd, 2016 and it was organized by the Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary (RCCAC) in the celebration of the National Romania Day (December 1st).
Film Director: Daniela Apostoaei
Narrator: Ryan Stockert
Script Advisor: Tara Klager
Editor: Codrut Miron
Music: Florentin Nastase
The Maple Dream
2016, Short, 3'43''
"The Maple Dream” short depicts the journey in a dreamy state of mind of a newcomer to Canada from the moment of tacking off to the landing. It is a flashback through the transitory life that an individual is leaving behind balanced with a new dream and lifestyle that awaken upon landing on Canadian soil.
Producer & Director: Daniela Apostoaei
Editor & Music: Codrut Miron
"The Boyash" documentary film has been officially selected to compete in the Pineapple Underground Film Festival, PUFF 2015 in Hong Kong, It also received the Honorary Prize at Gala for Press Awards 4th Edition, Romania. In 2016 it was awarded the Gold Kahuna Winners for Documentary Short Competition at the Honolulu Film Awards, and got the 2016 Silver Palm Award Winner for Documentary Short Competition at the Mexico International Film Festival.
In a region of south-central Romania, the Boyash people live and work still carving the same simple woodcrafts they’ve sold in towns and villages for more than 200 years.
In their small settlements, geese and dogs roam the streets, children play and the old men and women sit outside their doorways, wooden logs braced between their feet or on their laps, sharp knives shaving thin strips from the pale-colored sticks. Under their hands, the rough wood rapidly evolves into that universal kitchen tool, the wooden spoon.
They’re a simple people and their way of life has existed in its present form for generations. But it may all be coming to an end.
Ticket for Two Lives
The journey of a woman who undergoes two heart transplant procedures. A story of faith, love and hope.
Home Among Foreigners
“Home among Foreigners” consisted of 12 programs presenting the lives of different Romanian people living and working in Germany.
It is an honest and unflinching look at the difficulties and obstacles they faced as they go through the integration process in a new society, culture and country.
The series also present the drama and trauma of those left behind in Romania - children in the care of relatives, helpless elderly relatives, parents and spouses.
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