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Uppercase Print - Film Screening Fearless Event Series

Film Screening
Uppercase Print-Film
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Film Screening

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 6:00 p.m.


Uppercase Print (2020) documentary excerpt, Romanian with English and Hungarian subtitles directed by Radu Jude HI Film Productions

In 1981, chalk slogans written in uppercase letters started appearing in public spaces in the Romanian city of Botoşani. They demanded freedom, alluded to the democratic developments taking place in Romania’s socialist sister countries, or simply called for improvements in the food supply. The secret police investigation discovered that they were done by Mugur Călinescu, a high school student at the time. The young boy was summoned for questioning on several occasions and subsequently fell into a rapidly deteriorating state of health, eventually dying in 1985. Rediscovering his case in the files of the Romanian secret police, theatre director Gianina Cărbunariu created a documentary play based on this material. Film director Radu Jude restages the play interspersed with the archival footage from Romanian TV of the era. Mugur’s secret personal story is embedded in the collective Romanian history, to honor the forgotten young hero who fell victim to the regime.

The film screening is part of the event series fearless, cooperation between Blinken OSA and Freeszfe Association.
Registration for the screening:

More information on the fearless project and related events in Hungarian:

Blinken OSA | Galeria Centralis | 1051 Budapest, Arany János utca 32.
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Project partners: Freeszfe Society; Litera; Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, CEU Borderless Knowledge, feat.

Media partners: Magyar Narancs, HVG


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