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The Brassy Bands

Edition: 2009

Selected by the Festival: BEELDVORBEELD DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ON CULTURE AND REPRESENTATION 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Year of production: 2007

Country of production: Romania, France

Production: SC Gheorghita Srl

Country Documentary: Romania

Duration: 52'

Film: Color

Directed by: Cornel Gheorghiță

At the beginning of the last century, Romanian peasants discovered the solemn music of the military bands when they went into the cities. They were so impressed by these that they wanted to have brass bands in their villages as well. With the arrival of the communists, these popular brass bands were invited to participate at official events. The regime confiscated their land, built immense industrial complexes and many of the farm-workers became factory workers. The brass bands then became a symbol of the people’s well-being and the brotherhood between the farm and factory workers. With the fall of the Communist regime, many factories closed down…

Projection

Date of the projection:
27/04/2009 6:00 pm

Location of the projection:
Cinema Multisala Modena (viale S. Francesco D’Assisi, 6 – Trento)