• Geamăna

    Geamăna



  • Geamăna

    Geamăna



  • Geamăna

    Geamăna



  • Geamăna

    Geamăna



  • Geamăna

    Geamăna



  • Geamăna

    Geamăna



  • Geamăna

    Geamăna



  • Geamăna

    Geamăna



Geamăna

a film by Matthäus Wörle

Geamăna

Germany | 2021 | 30:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary Short film
Synopsis
Geamăna village, once home to 1000 people, lies buried beneath a copper mine’s toxic waste. Only the church spire rises from the poisoned lake.
Valeria lives alone with her dog and an ageing cow in what once was the village of Geamăna. Her life seems tranquil, but just beyond her garden gate lies a rising lake of industrial sludge that will eventually bury her house.

In the 1970s the government of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu decided to open a copper mine above the village, and ever since the mine’s toxic runoff has been filling the valley. Powerless to stop it, Valeria must begin to say goodbye to the land she grew up on. [Sheffield DocFest]
Festivals/Awards
2022
shortlisted for BAFTA student awards documentary
DOCAVIV
Sheffield Doc|Fest
70 Trento FF
Astra FF Sibiu, Romania
Cast and Crew
  • Director Matthäus Wörle
  • Producer Paul Scholten, Herbert Gruenwald, Anca Titorov
  • Director of Photography Max Kölbl
  • Sound Matthäus Wörle, Giuliano Loli
Original Languages

Romanian

Production Company
HFF München (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film)
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München

Phone: +49 89 689570

Fax: +49 89 689579900

info@hff-muc.de
http://www.hff-muenchen.de
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