The outdoor screenings of the film signed by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst and Ebba Sinzinger will take place on August 6, at 9.30 pm, at Iulius Parc Open Air, and on August 7, starting at 9.30 pm, at Arkhai Sculpture Park , Vlaha.
Tickets are available on the festival website and on eventbook.ro.
“Wood” follows the investigations initiated by Alexander Von Bismarck, one of Otto Von Bismarck’s successors and the current director of the non-governmental organization Environmental Investigation Agency. These investigations were conducted in Romania, Peru, Russia and China. With the help of the hidden camera, the team documented the route of the wood, from the forest to our homes.
Director and producer Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan made, 10 years ago, a short film on illegal logging and she was also the one who reported the problem of illegal logging to the American NGO Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) about 7 years ago. wood from Romania. Her insistence brought Alexander von Bismarck, the director of the EIA, to Romania.
The film draws attention to deficient legislation on forest protection, as well as the impact that massive deforestation has on the environment.
The film is a co-production with Austria and Germany through 4 Proof Film (Romania), WildArt Film (Austria) and Film Tank (Germany). The documentary “Wood” is supported by the National Center for Cinematography, Creative Media, Eurimages, the Austrian Film Institute, the Vienna Film Fund, the ORF Television, the Hamburg Film Fund and Medienboard Berlin.
Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan is a film producer and director. One month ago, she was invited to join the American Film Academy. He directed the documentaries “Just a Breath”, “Free Dacians” and “Wood”. He has produced, co-produced or been a co-producer for several feature and documentary films that have been selected and awarded at Sundance, Berlinale, Locarno (“Home”, “Just a Breath”, “Chuck Norris vs. Communism”, “Domestic”, “Colivia”, “Timebox”).
Michaela Kirst is a German director and producer. He co-directed the observational documentary “Jesus, I Love You!” And currently works with television stations such as ARTE and ZDF.
Ebba Sinzinger is a producer in Austria. His portfolio includes films such as “Piano Mania”, “Refugee Lullaby” and “The Forgotten Space”.
The Environmental Investigation Agency is a US non-governmental organization that initiates investigations into environmental issues. The information, data and evidence collected shall be handed over to the authorities of the countries where the investigations are carried out. It was one of the organizations that played a key role in banning the importation of illegally sourced timber into the United States.
Earlier this year, “Wood” had its international premiere in the F: act Award competition at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. This month, the film will run in the Sarajevo Festival documentary competition.