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  • Hadareni (1993-1997)

    Only a few days before the trial, some of the people involved in the conflict talk in front of the camera about what they feel and how the dreadful events have changed their lives. ...

  • Halves

    The first half of the film shows the author and protagonist working on a cargoboat that ships Japanese cars cut in half to the Russian port Vladivostok. It is part of a scheme to elude Russian customs, since half cars cannot be subject to taxation. Upon arrival, the cars are reassembled and transporters take them to their final customers. Zarchikov decides to follow this route, so that the second half of the film happens on land and depicts the long journey throughout Siberia. By reassembling the two halves, sea and land, we get a deep personal documentary on motherland, religion, nature, and rootlessness. ...

  • Happily Ever After

    Filmmaker Tatjana Božic grew up in Croatia before the Balkan War. She roamed in different relationships through different countries before settling in Holland. For the film and to save her present relationship, the girl with the red hair follows her tragicomic way back to her past love affairs. Happily Ever After is an open-hearted self-portrait of a woman stuck between the urge for freedom and the conventional ideal of true love, marriage and a ‘happily ever after'. Intimate street portraits of random women throughout Europe give this personal document a universal feel. ...

  • Hausmeister

    A Transylvanian village with beautiful and sound houses, once a lively place, Gherdeal is almost deserted today. Its former inhabitants were ethnic Germans and today they are scattered throughout Germany. However once a year, for Whitsuntide, they come back and the village is resuscitated for a few days. Some people are busy fixing their houses, others make preparations and everybody is getting ready for the traditional feast. After Whitsuntide they leave and the village lies empty for another year. Few people have not moved out, mostly those who were too old to leave. One of them, Ioan Ongherth, is the Hausmeister, the man in charge with the church, the deserted houses and the memories of the community. ...

  • Hay Days

    The film presents Anthony and Petra Ingram's story, a British couple who sold their house in the UK and decided to settle in a farm in Harghita county. In 2012, during hay making season, the director and his wife visit the two at their farm in Romania. Discussions start about the decisions taken by them, about infertility in the couple and the desire to have children and about the fact that Anthony was adopted when he was a child. ...

  • HE THINKS HE'S THE BEST

    Maria Kuhlberg's uncles, Aldo and Carmine, have never got along since they were children. At their mother's funeral, Carmine tried to kill Aldo in a fight, but Vito - Maria's grandfather and the uncles' father - intervened. Since that day the uncles have not spoken, but Maria wants them to meet and start talking. The film recreates the family's journey from poverty in southern Italy in the '40s, to the new homeland Sweden, where several obstacles await. Maria Kuhlberg examines if her family, despite its violent social heritage, can become reconciled. ...

  • Health Bus At The Red Light District

    Boulevards is a place that welcomes and provides prevention information to any person practicing prostitution in Geneva, regularly or occasionally. Three nights a week, these people are welcome in a bus by social workers, nurses and cultural mediators. They get free prevention and harm reduction material, as well as sanitary information, in a non-judjemental atmosphere. This film is the outcome of an audio-visual-work, conducted within a global research on prostitution at the Departament of Sociology of Geneva University. As a result of two months field work at boulevards, the film approaches the main issues raised by the sexworkers coming to this community health setting. ...

  • Heart of the Country

    “Heart of the Country” is a documentary study about learning in Japan. It is the story of Shinichi Yasumoto, the extraordi­nary principal of a rural school in central Hokkaido, Japan who is driven by his vi­sion for learning and his passion for edu­cating the heart as well as the mind. Par­ents and elders of this once impoverished town embrace principal Yasumoto’s vi­sion, but not without wary glances back to the past as they strive to create a world that will offer their children wisdom, humanity and responsibility. “Heart of the Country” is the story of the families of Kanayama, a community bound together by love for its children and tempered by its journey through the cultural upheaval of postwar Japan. ...

  • Heaven in a Garden

    After several years of research, Stephane Breton produces his second documentary on the people of a small valley in the New Guinea highlands. The filmmaker’s approach is personal and intimate. He believes neither in the objectivity of the camera, nor the non-intrusive presence of a researcher among the people he studies. He found it impossible to be simply a transparent observer, someone who can watch what is going on without becoming part of the show. The author focuses on his relationship with the local people rather than on ethnographic description. Political circumstances will soon prevent him from returning to the field regularly, as he once had. Heaven in a Garden is, therefore, his farewell to a research field, which had become his home, and to the people who had been his neighbors and friends for many years. ...

  • HEAVENLY RUN

    The Socialist Republic of Romania, the '80s. Ceausescu's "heaven" was a country without hope, without food, a place where, in order to build the "new man", the future of the people was sacrificed. The almighty "Securitate", Ceausescu's secret service, was keeping an eye on everything and everybody. Romania was a closed country, a large prison from where nobody could escape... Yet... Some courageous and extraordinary brave people tried to do that! Some of them made it, some of them not, sometimes paying with their own life! By boat, swimming or running, people tried to leave behind the communist "heaven" and find their happiness in the western countries. Two stories about courage and sacrifice, about traitors and cheaters, about the absolute madness of a totalitarian regime, and most of all, about the need of freedom! ...

  • Hello Stranger

    The story of this documentary built as a personal diary oscillates between family, friends and love. The director goes through a challenging moment, forcing him to face his personality, confront his family who have a different view on life, and become the connection between loved ones who, apart from him, share nothing in common with others. The film becomes a personal reflection on the borders between love and sexuality, on religious limitations and moral values, in a constant search for freedom. ...

  • HELPING MIHAELA

    A beggar in a praying position raises a lot of extreme emotions: guilt, rage, sympathy, frustration. The majority of people just walk by, but there is always someone who wants to help. In the film, director Hanna Maylett follows the confrontation between Romani beggars and well-meaning Finnish helpers and has to question her ideas about helping over and over again. Helping Mihaela is a film about the challenges of giving a hand and the meeting of two different worlds. ...

  • Herdsmen

    Ting, this documentary tracks a Kazakh family in Xinjiang, China's most western province, over the course of a year. The Kazakhs are ethnically related to the people of Kazakhstan. They speak the same language, but whereas Kazakhstan was molded by the Soviets into a nation of farmers and workers, the Kazakhs of Xinjiang have retained their nomadic life, their bond with nature, and their love for animals and horses. The Kazakhs gentle by nature are a small minority among the tenacious people of Xinjiang. In order to survive, they headed off to the mountains and plateaus of the most remote and desolate area of China. The crew follows a typical nomad family with eleven children on their journey in search of grass for their animals. They are confronted with many difficulties, and sometimes they don't find anything to eat for days. Not just about hardships and struggles, there lives are also filled with entertainment and happiness, which underscores their strong and simple belief: grass will grow and so will their children. ...

  • Here we are

    The film tells the moving story of a family in search of its roots. After the World War II, the Krnác family moved from Central Slovakia to Sub-Carpathian Ukraine, and a village in the Kazakh steppe became their home for more than fourty years. When the USSR ceased to exist, they decided to move back to Europe, i.e. to Slovakia, a country they knew little about, except from the stories they had heard from their parents. But in Slovakia they find neglected villages and unemployment, and the chances for a better life are scarce. Meanwhile, memories of their lives in the Kazakh village get stronger and stronger every day. The question arises: Where is their real home? ...

  • HERE... I MEAN THERE

    Ani and Sanda are two girls from Maramures who grew up with their grandparents. Their parents are working in Spain, like so many other Romanians. When they left, their common project looked promising: with the money earned in Spain they would build a house in which the whole family would be happy. After more than 10 years, things haven't turned out as planned, and the big house is far from being finished. Laura Capatana-Juller accompanied Ani and Sanda for three years, following with a tender and talented eye the struggles of these two girls turned into teenagers while their parents were away. A film on a global issue seen through ...

  • Hidden Sorrows

    This documentary chronicles the rarely told narratives of Gypsy survivors of Nazi persecution in Romania as they remember their experiences during WWII in the context of their lives today. During WWII, Gypsies were slated alongside Jews and other populations for extermination. In each country occupied or allied with Nazi Germany, their fate was similar. Nearly 500,000 are supposed to have perished due to systematic extermination, forced marches, starvation, exposure, diseases, and abuses. Romania, The Gypsies' experience critically altered their lives. Survivors share with viewers their shocking deportation from Romania to camps where they fought to survive by any means necessary. Hidden Sorrows reveals the continued struggle of Gypsies for equality in a society that views them as second-class citizens. It examines the present impoverishment of the survivors and their descendants as well as discrimination facing them daily. ...

  • Hill 789: The Last Stronghold

    Presented as one man’s story, the documentary follows the World War One experiences of Dimitri D. Dimancescu on the Eastern Front as he volunteers to defend his homeland. The story takes place between August 1916 and December 1918. Central to this film is an understanding of the Romanian spirit which drove 350,000 young men to give their lives and 150,000 more to have been wounded or lost in combat. ...

  • Himalaya

    This film evolved from the epic life of two of the author's closest Tibetan friends, Tinle and Norbou. Tinle is a yakpa, or "cowboy" - a man of action, a fighter, a challenge-seeker, and a leader. Norbou is a lama and a painter - a man entirely devoted to prayers and art. When the author first met him, he had never set foot outside his monastery. Both men live in the Dolpo region, one of the highest and most isolated areas nestled deep in the Nepalese Himalayas. Protected by political and geographical barriers, the Dolpo is a truly hidden country, guarding the inviolate heart of Tibet. By uniting the lives of both characters, the film naturally emerged. Tinle became Norbou's father. The mysterious death of a family member brings them together despite their ideological differences. They must confront, with superhuman strength, an ordeal that may the whole valley's destiny. "It was essential that I remain true to my sources. The writing of the story with Olivier Dazat had to be done in cooperation with Tinle, Norbou and the other characters in the film. I intentionally prefer to use the word "characters" instead of the term "actors", because these men and women essentially played themselves in front of a camera, a new experience for most of them". ...

  • Hippie Masala. For Ever In India

    The hippy revolution engendered several waves of migration from Europe to India during the 1960-1970. A lot of rebel young people who were fed up with the capitalist society left for India, in search of real spiritual values. For some, the dream did not last long. The shocking realities of India made them give up and go back home. Others however discovered Paradise in India, or at least they thought they had at the time. Some of them still do. ...

  • Hired to be Happy

    Romanian TV, in recent years, has been invaded by sitcoms. To the despair of some, and the delight of many, you come across them every day while changing the channels. So, whether you like it or not, you get to know the sitcom stars. The roars of laughter in the background also become familiar. But how often do you wonder about the source of these laughs? The film observes a group of extras hired to provide the laugh track for a well-rated sitcom, on a private Romanian TV channel. Most of these people have quite sad stories to tell. They are either unemployed or retired, and desperately need to add something to their low incomes. At the same time, because they need to keep busy, this occasional job offers them more than just money. It makes them feel useful, even special, as they take great pride in what they are doing. These people have found that laughter can be a solution to poverty and alienation. ...

  • Hitting Sticks - Healing Hearts

    A film about death, griering,love,community,music and tradition.It provides an in-depth, insider's view of an Alaska Athapascan Indian memorial potlatch given by the parents in honor of a young man who drowned.This is the most important spiritual ceremony in Interior Alaska.It is a new beginning-a cleensing of the spirit and settlements of debts. Those who have put on a memorial potlatch say there is nothing to compare to the relief of completion.Produced at the request of Min to village elders as a means of continuing knowledge and showing the ritual significance of the memorial potlatch.It's collaborative process offers a unique ethnographic style. The title of this program is best explained in the words of potlach-giver Neal Charlie, "The sorrow is so strong, you have to get rid of it..." ...

  • Holi

    The portrait of the best manager of the Vienna Opera House, Ioan Holender, born in Romania, in Timisoara. In his youth, he did odd jobs before being admitted as a student at the university. They expelled him in 1957, out of political reasons. He emigrated to the West, to become one of the most important names in the opera production business. After forty years, coming home means meeting old friends and familiar places. His personal experience reveals the typical portrait of the Eastern European emigrant, with his nostalgia and illusions. ...

  • Holy Men and Fools

    The story of two Hindu sadhus, Uma and Vasisth Giri, one of Swedish woman, the other a 29 year old Indian. Together they go on a pilgrimage of self-discovery into the high Himalayas to the source of the River Ganges, searching out the saints and mystics of Hinduism. They meet a sadhu who has nit spoken a word for 12 years. They spend days living in the caves and huts of reclusive ascetics. After 27 years searching Uma finally discovers the spiritual master she has always been searching for. ...

  • Holy Men and Fools

    The story of two Hindu sadhus, Uma and Vasisth Giri, one of Swedish woman, the other a 29 year old Indian. Together they go on a pilgrimage of self-discovery into the high Himalayas to the source of the River Ganges, searching out the saints and mystics of Hinduism. They meet a sadhu who has nit spoken a word for 12 years. They spend days living in the caves and huts of reclusive ascetics. After 27 years searching Uma finally discovers the spiritual master she has always been searching for. ...

  • Holy Men and Fools

    The story of two Hindu sadhus, Uma and Vasisth Giri, one of Swedish woman, the other a 29 year old Indian. Together they go on a pilgrimage of self-discovery into the high Himalayas to the source of the River Ganges, searching out the saints and mystics of Hinduism. They meet a sadhu who has nit spoken a word for 12 years. They spend days living in the caves and huts of reclusive ascetics. After 27 years searching Uma finally discovers the spiritual master she has always been searching for. ...

  • Home

    Internationally renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand makes his feature directorial debut with this environmentally conscious documentary produced by Luc Besson, and narrated by Glenn Close. Shot in 54 countries and 120 locations over 217 days, Home presents the many wonders of planet Earth from an entirely aerial perspective. As such, we are afforded the unique opportunity to witness our changing environment from an entirely new vantage point. In our 200,000 years on Earth, humanity has hopelessly upset Mother Nature's delicate balance. Some experts claim that we have less than ten years to change our patterns of consumption and reverse the trend before the damage is irreversible. Produced to inspire action and encourage thoughtful debate, Home poses the prospect that unless we act quickly, we risk losing the only home we may ever have. ...

  • Home Alone - A Romanian Tragedy

    This is the story of over 350,000 Romanian children left "home alone". One or both their parents are working abroad, in Italy, Spain and other Western European countries, and the kids have been left in the care of relatives or even neighbours. Many of them attempted suicide, some succeeded. The film tells three stories of children who took their own lives. The observational style is mixed with interviews as the film weaves between the stories and their characters, the parents that opened their hearts in front of the camera and shared their profound grief but also their ideas about the causes of the tragedies. A sad film, urging to reflection about the our society, and about our children's needs, that go beyond mobile phones and expensive computer games. ...

  • Home Alone, Chapter 60+

    When the wave of people that went overseas to work became a tsunami, the mass-media reacted, but only in regard to the children left behind by those who left. They are cute and easier to love. The older people are grumpy, they have unusual habits. Some of them receive money from their children. Few of them. Others eat onions with tomato sauce. "Home Alone" is a collection of six stories, told by the very parents of those who left home to work overseas. The authorities will explain how they had to file legal complaints for bribes against those who tried to buy their parents' place in a shelter. You will hear a senator tell you about how all the law proposals regarding the old people "get stuck somewhere". But at the same time, have a look at Mrs. Ana because she would like to tell you how much she wants to get better after her surgery. Her son bought her a plane ticket to Lisbon. ...

  • Home Away From Home

    Oona's parents got divorced when she was little. Her life changed totally. When her father had to move to a different town. She started her lonely train rides between two homes. The long train ride is the only way for Oona to maintain a good relationship with both loving parent. ...

  • Homme Less

    HOMME LESS is about the underbelly of the American Dream, the hidden backyard of our society. Mark’s life stands as a metaphor for the struggle of the vanishing middle class in America. But it’s also a film about the relationship between New York City and one of its residents. New York is not simply a beautiful backdrop for this story. She’s the antagonist that dictates the direction Mark’s life is going in. The joy and pain, the love and hate, the success and denial New York is teasing him with, the hardship he is going through in order to stay in her grace and the inventiveness he comes up with to be with her are all unique ...

  • Homo@Lv

    In the summer of 2005, an unprecedented event was organized in Riga - an LGBT parade. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people marched through the streets of the Latvian capital city. The organizers were following the example of similar LGBT parades in Western cities. Little did they know that their good intent would spiral into a chain of inconceivable events lasting for several years: families would be torn apart, jobs lost, the persons involved would be showered, in turn, with human excrement and holy water. And the great emotion stirred up would dramatically divide Latvian society. The filmmaker collected his material for this film for five years, to offer a comprehensive view on the event, and featuring the stories and opinions of both the supporters and the oponents of the parade. ...

  • Hopes for Sale

    This experimental documentary presents a series of interviews with seven girls from Romania who were sold abroad for prostitution. These victims of sex trade manage to escape eventually and agree to reveal their stories. Demonstrating generosity and great courage, Andreea, Ramona, Andrada, Maria, Camelia, Gabriela and Luminița accepted to go through the strain of speaking up about this part of their lives so that other girls would not go through similar experiences. ...

  • Hopes for Sale

    This experimental documentary presents a series of interviews with seven girls from Romania who were sold abroad for prostitution. These victims of sex trade manage to escape eventually and agree to reveal their stories. Demonstrating generosity and great courage, Andreea, Ramona, Andrada, Maria, Camelia, Gabriela and Luminița accepted to go through the strain of speaking up about this part of their lives so that other girls would not go through similar experiences. ...

  • Horizon

    Filmed in the cities of Jæren and Lista, the documentary describes in a series of poetic imagery the coastline scenery from the South-West of Norway, the buoys, the ships, the birds, the animals and the fields. Without any dialogue, inspired from music and painting, the film is a tribute to the beauty of the nature and, at the same time, an incentive towards its preservation and protection. ...

  • Horsemen

    Songpan is benefited for centuries from the trade route to the Tibetan plateau, which was travelled on horseback. Horses still play a key role in Songpan, but a lot has changed since China opened its doors to the rest of the world. Stimulated by the copetition for survival, tourism has grown into an important business. The inhabitants of Songpan discuss their situation for the camera, talking about money, or rather the lack of it. Tourism can be lucrative, but because the unfair distribution, the rich are getting richer and the poor remain at least poor. Apart from a South Korean immigrant who discusses her integration in islamic culture, most people in Songpan concentrate on how to go about making a living. They talk about the price of things, how to get more tips from tourists and how hard it is to save anyrhing. These refelections alternate with serene images of economic avtivities: forging, lumbering, farming, producing handicrafts and guiding tourists. ...

  • Hospice in Amsterdam

    Western culture is youth-oriented. It is a death-denying culture but even so one dies several times before physiologically expiring, and the process can be stigmatizing for both the dying and his or her family. A nursing home is the place bearing the capacity to absorb the shock of this final rite-of-passage. When family and friends can no longer take care of you, a nursing home remains an option. The film intimately observes the daily routine of volunteers and patients in a nursing home in Amsterdam. ...

  • House of Full Service

    "House of Full Service" is a documentary about a couple who make a living in the countryside with a bus-station bar, a flower stand and a funeral home all under the same roof. ...

  • HOW IT'S MADE, EPISODE 20, 56, 77, 185

    Serialul de success HOW IT'S MADE la ASTRA FILM JUNIOR 2012 Cum se fabrica este un serial de televiziune de 130 de episoade a cate 24 de minute. Fiecare episode cuprinde: 4 parti a cate 4 minute si 30 de secunde cand descoperim cum sunt fabricate diferite produse din viata de zi cu zi, cum ar fi: scobitorile, compact discurile, cerealele, fibrele optice, chipsurile, avioanele, etc. Fiecare parte este sustinuta de un comentariu care informeaza privitorul despre fabricarea produselor. Acest comentariu este insotit de o coloana sonora originala, compusa special pentru "Cum se fabrica." Cum se fabrica este difuzat in peste 180 de tari din intreaga lume. ASTRA FILM in colaborare cu PRODUCTIONS MAJ prezinta: CUM SE FABRICA/ HOW IT'S MADE Episodul 77 Incalzitoarele de apa Airbagurile Drajeurile Curatatoarele de gheata pentru patinoare Productions MAJ 2006 ...

  • How it's made. Episode 38, 79, 190, 222

    How It’s Made is a television series consisting of 130 24-minute episodes. Each episode contains 4 segments of 4 minutes and 30 seconds where we discover what certain everyday household items are made of, like toothpicks, compact discs, cereal, fiber optics, chips, airplanes, etc. Each capsule is supported by a narration that informs the viewer about the making of each product. This commentary is accompanied by an original soundtrack, composed specifically for “How It’s Made”. How It’s Made is broadcast in over 180 countries throughout the world. ...

  • How it's made. Episode 62, 68, 76, 82, 84, 114

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  • Howling for God

    In Macedonia, former Yugoslavia, two Sheiks squabble for power in a Dervish brotherhood. In this fragile, unsteady soci­ety, far from God and traditional Sufism, their petty quarrel focusses on the issue of which group will pierce themselves at the Nervuz ceremony. Through the rivalry between these two characters who corre­spond to opposing archetypes of religious leaders, the documentary offers a living glimpse of spiritual experience at popular level, which, despite the humorous situa­tions and extraordinary images, may shock our sensitivity. The Dervishes practice a form of Islamic yoga consisting of rhyth­mic movements, repetitive chants and controlled breathing. During the cere­mony, the Dervishes pierce their face, neck or limbs with nails and spikes. In their state of trance no blood flows. But the mystical market-place is over-crowded. Each Sheik attempts to attract the greatest number of faithfuls and thus diminish the importance of his rival. ...

  • Howrah Howrah

    An excellent observational documentary film shot in Howrah, the central station of Calcutta, one of the largest in Asia. More than an important hub for the transportation of cargo and people, the station is a world in itself. In a ceaseless chaotic movement directed by the megaphoned announcements, people come and go, drag their luggage, and crowd into trains. For others, the station is their home, where they attend a makeshift school and get health care from a mobile medical team. A vagrant dies and his body lies unnoticed on a platform. Out of the colorful tide, the film picks out meaningful details of daily routine and extreme contrasts, from which a condensed representation of the Indian metropolis emerges. ...

  • Howrah Howrah

    An excellent observational documentary film shot in Howrah, the central station of Calcutta, one of the largest in Asia. More than an important hub for the transportation of cargo and people, the station is a world in itself. In a ceaseless chaotic movement directed by the megaphoned announcements, people come and go, drag their luggage, and crowd into trains. For others, the station is their home, where they attend a makeshift school and get health care from a mobile medical team. A vagrant dies and his body lies unnoticed on a platform. Out of the colorful tide, the film picks out meaningful details of daily routine and extreme contrasts, from which a condensed representation of the Indian metropolis emerges. ...

  • Human

    The human condition, with its noble and beautiful side, as well as its darker and disquieted side, is sincerely presented as a collection of aerial images accompanied by uplifting music. The accounts of the diverse people in this film invite us to analyse ourselves, as universal beings. A documentation of the struggles and victories that unite us all with more than 2,000 interviews conducted in 60 countries, HUMAN gathers stories of poverty, domestic abuse, and anxiety, but also tales of love and the joy to be alive. It raises awareness on prejudice, what it means to be part of the society, and how fascinating people can be. The stories abound in love and happiness, on the one hand, and in hatred and violence, on the other hand, making us reflect on the meaning of our existence. An immersion into what it means to be human, this film is an ode to mankind and to Earth altogether. ...

  • Humoresca

    This portrait of a Romanian, 94-year-old woman consists of short fragments, snippets of footage, you might even say. They have been grouped in chapters with titles like the ones used in silent movies. Most of them are Romanian proverbs. The rhythm of the film is determined by the compositions Humoresque by Dvorak and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Wedding March, which results in an almost slapstick-like atmosphere. The film on the one hand tells the story of Maria and on the other characterises the Zeitgeist in Romania then and now. Maria is exemplary. She has had to work hard all her life, first as the eldest of six children and later on the communist farm where she milked twenty cows a day for thirty years. She did her job ungrudgingly. The brightest spot in her life was the arrival of a man, who moved in with her and never left. To this day, they live together and hang their walking sticks on the clothesline when they sit on their doorstep. Maria is ready to leave this life, but there is one thing she has not arranged yet: money for the funeral. She outsmarts the priest. ...

  • Hungarian ID

    In early 2002 the Hungarian Government Hungary (with the right wing party FIDESZ in power at the time) issued a so called Status Act for the Hungarian ethnic diaspora. As part of this law every Hungarian ethnic person from the historical diaspora in the neighbouring countries of Hungary (Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Slovacia, Austria) could ask for a so called Magyar igazolvány, a Hungarian ID card to prove Hungarian identity. According to this act, the use of the card would offer facilities to those who owned it, such as discount travel fairs and entry tickets in museums in Hungary, and others. Apart from the practical uses, the card had a symbolic value that caused a lot of controversies. This film made by a Hungarian documentary director follows the peculiar situations that occurred because of the ID within the Hungarian community in Transilvania. ...