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WAITING FOR AUGUST

Thursday 20.09.2018 at 7.30 pm @bi’bak

The screening is followed by a Q&A with Janka Vogel (Researcher, Author)

Georgiana will soon turn 15 and is taking care of her six younger siblings. The seven children are living together in Romania while their mother works in Italy. The oldest sister cooks, cleans and besides tries to find time for studying. In August the mother shall return.

Director: Teodora Ana Mihai
2014, Romania & Belgium, 88 min.
Romanian with English subtitles

Teodora Ana Mihai was born 1981 in Bucharest, Romania. During a period, in which the country was overshadowed by the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, her parents fled the country without their daughter, but one year later she was also brought to Belgium. Her last two years of high school were spent in San Francisco, where she lived with her aunt. Later she studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Upstate New York. Her first works were made after a phase working as a script supervisor and assistant director. Her feature film, Little Lies, was funded by the Flemish Audiovisual fund and was subsequently followed by Waiting for August.

Event Guest: Janka Vogel
Janka Vogel, born in 1988, is a social worker and a researcher in Romanian studies. She writes and researches on topics such as South-eastern Europe, Romanian migration and diaspora, as well as European and socio-political issues. She is currently working as a social worker with Romanian migrants in Berlin.

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