If you had told me when I was a kid that one day I’d be living in the Soviet Union, dancing to Moldovan music on TV, I would’ve thought you were crazy. Continue reading Shut Up and Dance
As far as I am aware, this is the first time in history that Transnistria has ever appeared on a fictional TV program or movie (in English). Continue reading For the People
Week after week, month after month, year after year, it’s exactly the same. The bulk of everything you have ever heard or seen about Moldova in the news is more or less paid propaganda. It might be well-written (although it often isn’t), it may be based on facts, and it may be persuasive, but it sure as hell isn’t independent. Continue reading Who Speaks for Moldova?
Even though I’ve had a TV and Film category on the blog for more than five years, there’s a pretty good reason why there aren’t many entries. Simply put, most Romanian-language TV and movies are pretty bad. That’s why I was quite excited when I heard about Umbre (Shadows). Filmed in Romania with real Romanian actors, this HBO show is far, far, far higher budget … Continue reading Umbre
I’ve got plenty of meatier subjects on deck for this week, but I thought I’d start off on Monday with a good laugh. The Unsleeping Eye picked up a couple of reports that The Troll wants to take his unique brand of hate journalism to a national level. From here (my translation): Liviu Alexa, age 38, owner of a media group in Cluj… has announced … Continue reading The Troll Threatens to Go Nationwide