Vlad Petri followed the Romanian protesters who occupied the streets of Bucharest in 2012. A poignant documentary about people who are devastated and impulsive, lost and encouraged, all at once. And about a revolution that becomes a tragic absurdity.

“In the tradition of the great direct cinema filmmakers, Vlad Petri’s senses started tingling when word got out that in Bucharest there was a riot going on. Two years ago, a hoard of Romanian protesters, made up of students, workers, young and old from different backgrounds invaded Bucharest. Despite them all having different individual reasons and goals in mind to fight for, all were brought together by the prospect of one common aim – a better life.”

Matt Micucci (Film journalist, Reporter, Researcher)

“With the recent spate of documentaries that capture protests from around the world (e.g. The SquareThe Uprising [2013] Demonstration [2013]), Where Are You Bucharest? is a solid addition to this subgenre, above all for its splintered, reflective, and sobering quality.”

Rowena Santos Aquino – Next Projection

Production year: 2014
Duration: 76 minutes
Director / Cinematographer / Producer: Vlad Petri
Editor: Gabi Basalici
Sound design & mix: Vlad Voinescu
Color correction & online editing: Vlad Plăiașu
Production company: Activ Docs
Premiere: Rotterdam International Film Festival
Other festivals: Transilvania (TIFF), Odessa, Verzio IFF, One World Romania, Making Waves NY, Eastern Neighbour FF, CineDoc Tbilisi
Awards: GOPO for Best Debut (2015)