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The Brassy Bands

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Year of participation 2007
Program Documentary Competition

The Brassy Bands
Producer(s) Cornel Gheorghita
Director(s) Cornel Gheorghita
Script Cornel Gheorghita
Director of Photography Nicu Mihali, Giani Oprina, Geo Balint, Tudor Mircea
Sound Viorel Ghiocel, Costel Buteica
Edit Nathalie Mougenot
 

Synopsis

At the beginning of the last century, Romanian peasants discovered the solemn music
of the military bands when they went into the cities. They were so impressed by these that they wanted to have brass bands in their villages as well.
With the arrival of the communists, these popular country marching brass bands were invited to participate at official events. The regime confiscated their land, built immense industrial complexes and many of the farm-workers became factory workers. The brass bands then became a symbol of the people's well-being and the brotherhood between the farm and factory workers. With the fall of the Communist regime, many factories closed down. The unemployed went back home to their country villages in order to take back their confiscated lands.

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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