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Three feature length documentaries developed with Council of Europe support had their national premieres in Chisinau

Chisinau 13 September 2021
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Three feature length documentaries developed with Council of Europe support had their national premieres in Chisinau

On the 6th, 7th and 8th of September, the Council of Europe project “Promoting European standards in the audiovisual regulation of the Republic of Moldova” jointly with Telefilm-Chisinau organised and hosted the national premieres of the documentaries on human rights and social issues, “Liliana’s Voice,” “Doctors” and “Our Eve,” developed in 2020 with the support of the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau.

On 6th of September, guests attended the premiere of the documentary “Liliana’s Voice,” a film by Roman Gatcan about a woman who sees the world upside down. She suffers from dwarfism and throughout her life has been the target of curiosity of those around her. However, overcoming these obstacles, Liliana has become an active and involved actor in society, coordinating a series of successful projects, including “the Voice of Silence.”

On the evening of the 7th of September, the premiere of the second documentary, “Doctors” by Tatiana and Vlaicu Bunduchi brought into focus the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the medical system in the Republic of Moldova. By following the 24/7 activity of an ambulance team throughout January and February 2020, the filmmakers explore what it means to be a medical worker during these challenging times.

On the 8th of September, the series of national premieres concluded with “Our Eve” by Ana Gurdis. The documentary which has been already well-received and screened at international film festivals, delves into the lives of Marin and Maria Andronache, both suffering from locomotor disabilities, and that of their one-year-old daughter, Evelina, who was born perfectly healthy.

The Council of Europe Project „Promoting European standards in the audiovisual regulation of the Republic of Moldova” is supporting the national broadcaster’s Documentary Film Department “Telefilm-Chisinau” to develop high-quality documentaries and communication products.