My friend Justin Blair and I made the documentary “Across the Forest” about the supernatural beliefs that still exist in the villages of Transylvania. We knew of the reputation Transylvania had in the west and wanted to bring to light something more truthful than the misconceptions perpetuated by the pop culture machine.
If you send me a mailing address we would be glad to send you a copy in hopes that you might mention it on your wonderful blog. If you live in Romania please remember to send the postal code along with your address.
Indeed I do live in Romania :P
Jeez, haven’t seen the whole film but that lady singing that really old religious song about gives me the shivers!
It reminds me to mention an interesting Romanian word that you can hear in the clip – porunca – used to mean something like “a written order” (like from a general in the military) from an old Slavic root.
In English, what are called “The 10 Commandments” is often translated in Romanian as “Cele zece porunci” or literally “those 10 written orders”.
AND NOW YOU KNOW!