Acasa, My Home

Romania, Finland, Germany / 2020 / documentary / 85' / Documentary Film Competition

A Roma family with many children has lived in the swamps of Bucharest’s nature reserve for many years. One day, their life undergoes a dramatic change. Pursuant to the city’s land development plan, the residents must move to a flat in an apartment building which is offered to them. The transition becomes a true revolution for the family, in particular for the children who, accompanied by numerous domestic animals, have lived close to nature so far. Their sanitary conditions improve, but at the same time they have to deal with school duties and other issues caused by a different lifestyle, which have been unknown to them until then.

Watch Docs Nomination. Human rights in films
directed by
Radu CiorniciucQ&A guest

Film director, producer and investigative reporter. In 2012 he co-founded the first independent media organization in Romania - Casa Jurnalistului, a community of reporters specialized in in-depth, long-form and multimedia reporting. He has been working as a long-form writer and undercover investigative reporter. His researches are focused on human rights, animal welfare and environmental issues across the globe. His work was published on most of the major international media organizations in the world: The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Channel 4 News, etc. and received national and international awards.

Mircea Topoleanu, Radu Ciorniciuc
Radu Ciorniciuc
Andreas Mühlschlegel
Andrei Gorgan
Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan (Manifest Film)
Acasa, My Home