The Pitesti Experiment: Presentation, debate and screening

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Description

The event and the film is a gesture of commemoration and respect to the young people who suffered in these difficult times. These atrocities should not be forgotten so that the suffering of these people will not be in vain.

The project was advertised, as well screened in its work-in-progress version in more than 20 countries around the world, such as USA, UK, Spain, Lithuania, Check Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, etc. and in many universities, such as University College London, Pittsburgh University, Indiana University, Connecticut University, Pace University New York.

Period24 Feb 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • Title The Pitesti Experiment: Presentation, debate and screening
    CountryUnited States
    Date24/02/2020
    DescriptionThe event took place in the San Francisco Public Library, the Latino Room (The San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., (at Grove).Latino/Hispanic Community Room).
    The debate stressed out the Re-education Phenomenon and The Pitesti Experiment - a true hidden story happened in Romania between 1949-1951. The debate continued with a screening of 67 minutes from the Director's cut
    version of The Pitesti Experiment feature film.

    The movie describes the true story of the events which took place in Romania between 1949 and 1951 when, following the establishment of the Communist regime, all students were compelled to become members of the Party. Consequently, those who refused were imprisoned and “re-educated”. The re-education phenomenon, a concept borrowed from the Soviet pedagog A.S. Makarenko, relied on the assumption that every person can become a “new entity” through “re-education”, which in this instance was achieved by means of both physical and mental torture.
    The subject of the Piteşti Experiment was kept out of the public eye until recently, and therefore we believe it is impetuous that as many people as possible learn about it.
    The event and the film is a gesture of commemoration and respect to the young people who suffered in these difficult times. These atrocities should not be forgotten so that the suffering of these people will not be in vain.

    The project was advertised, as well screened in its work-in-progress version in more than 20 countries around the world, such as USA, UK, Spain, Lithuania, Check Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, etc. and in many universities, such as University College London, Pittsburgh University, Indiana University, Connecticut University, Pace University New York.
    URLhttps://www.facebook.com/events/131895701364081/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22page_admin_bar%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A1397015350596160%7D%22%7D%2C%7B%22surface%22%3A%22events_admin_tool%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22events_admin_tool%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22[]%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
    PersonsVictoria Baltag

Keywords

  • The Pitesti Experiment, San Francisco, Public Library in San Francisco, Victoria Baltag