Accepted Paper:

Lumina amintirii (In the Light of Memory)  
Alyssa Grossman (University of Liverpool)

Paper short abstract:

Lumina amintirii is a meditation on the presence of memory in contemporary post-socialist Bucharest. The film interweaves recollections of the past with scenes from the present, forming a montage of stillness and motion, images and voices, landscapes and people.

Paper long abstract:

Lumina amintirii is a meditation on the presence of memory in contemporary post-socialist Bucharest. This experimental documentary was filmed in 2007, the year of Romania's accession into the EU, nearly two decades after the Revolution that ended over four decades of communist rule. Shot mainly in CiƟmigiu Gardens, one of the oldest public parks in Bucharest, it interweaves recollections of the past with scenes from the present, forming a montage of stillness and motion, images and voices, landscapes and people. Tracing paths both through the city and the mind, it invites viewers to activate their own memories and imaginations along with those unfolding in the film.

40', Romania, 2010

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Panel W104
Visual representation of crisis through ethnographic film