FILM: COLLECTIVE

2020 / documentary / 1h 49min /
directed by Alexander Nanau / written by Alexander Nanau, Antoaneta Opris
country: Romania / language: Romanian w/ English subtitles

* Playing Friday 3/26


“It plays like a political thriller. But it’s also a deeply moving testament to both the power and the necessity of investigative journalism…”
– Stephanie Zacharek , TIME Magazine

“In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.”

(source: official movie site)


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