"Pitesti Experiment" - Romanian Film

"The Pitesti Experiment" - Unfinished Film

The Pitesti Experiment is an unfinished,  historic film, a 100% independent production, the only Romanian film funded by crowdsourcing, with visibility in the national and international press of over 4,000 news, even before the release, according to the film director, Victoria Baltag. The film is due to be released in December this year.

The movie depicts 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 pedagogue 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.



I am raising funds to help Victoria Baltag - the Director, and her production team, to finish the film with the post-production costs, including music, color grading, sound editing (foley, dialogue cleaning, sound design, mastering, mixing), enveloping (text and credentials). The needed amount remained for the above stages is 36,000 Euros which represents the 20% that they're missing to complete this true story film. All the money I'll collect through this campaign will go to Victoria Baltag production. 

Early this spring of 2020 Victoria intend to have a presentation film tour in Canada aiming to raise awareness on such a vital yet hidden part of Romania’s history, tour that will include the cities of Calgary - AB, Edmonton - AB, Regina - SK, Winnipeg - MB, Montreal - QC, and will be achievable with the help of local cultural associations and/or Romanian diplomatic missions. In this sense, this fundraising campaign will run for a limited period, between January and February 2020.


About me:

I am a Romanian - Canadian citizen, settled in Calgary, AB, a marketing specialist involved in cultural activities that promote Romania and Romanian culture, values and traditions across Romanian borders.
I work closely with the Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary in the projects that present and transmit the Romanian language to the next generations, our culture, and values.
I am involved in this fundraising working with Victoria Baltag (director) and Cristian Prisecaru (stunt actor) - on behalf of the film project and with the Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary and Mrs. Maria Serban, the Honorary Consul of Romanian in Alberta, on behalf of the Romanian Community from Calgary.

In my name and in the name of the team named above I thank you in advance to each of you who choose to contribute to the completion of this cultural project.

Any donation and any distribution count. Be with us!


Veronica Chirnoaga
Calgary, AB

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