Sorin a lucrat 5 ani intr-un club cunoscut din Bucuresti ca barman, sef de bar si manager. Ignorarea normelor anti-incendiu era o realitate cotidiana. Dar nu era doar a clubului. Ea venea in egala masura din partea celor care faceau verificarile. Daca stingatoarele nu erau expirate, “securitatea la incendiu” era ca si bifata.
Un medic si un marinar transformat in ziarist si-au refacut destinele la mii de kilometri departare de Romania. E o propozitie concisa, care exprima fapte concrete, dar nu in cautarea factualului se scriu randurile urmatoare, ci a motivelor care determina cel mai greu abandon dintre toate: al propriei tari.
The waste management system in the south eastern town of Braila eludes all the objectives of the national strategy in the field. All the waste collected from residents gets dumped at an ecological deposit build by the company of a former county prefect, as part of a business scheme that has settled a monthly tax for the people of 6.7 lei. The money collected through this tax imposed by the local council is then “fatherly” distributed to three private operators.
Roma traditions have turned into a resistance pillar in a structure no one wants to keep building on. The same type of phenomenon is affecting their language, very rich in dialects and synonyms. Just like the old crafts, Gypsy dialects tell the story of a stormy history. Nowadays, both language and traditions, which tell a story about ethnic normality, are at risk.
Some 20 million euros have been spent in Bacau, through an ISPA program, partially co-financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to create an efficient waste management system in the county residence and 22 adjoining villages. Among many unknowns, the only constant is the 600 tons of garbage daily swallowed by the current deposit. And the money dumped in the accounts of the “wise guys” in charge of technical assistance and project execution.
Three dictatorships have left their mark on Romania in the past 80 years. Two of them are consistently covered in textbooks used to teach history in Romanian high schools. But the third dictatorship benefits of little exposure, although it encompasses one of the most dreadful events in Romanian recent history. An investigative effort undertaken by follows the causes and explanations of this phenomenon.
In Piata Universitatii, in spatiul unei crescande furii anti-sistem, acolo unde oamenii isi striga nemultumirea, in locul unde bataia poate erupe oricand, urmata de aburii usturatori ai gazelor lacrimogene, e posibila dragostea. Aceasta este povestea intalnirii a doua priviri, in cea de-a saptea seara a protestelor din centrul Bucurestiului.