The Pitesti Experiment – Free Screening

Save the date: March 3rd, 6:30 pm, Regina Public Library downtown branch

The Piteşti Experiment film – Director’s cut version

This is the first feature film to depict the notorious Pitești Experiment in early communist Romania (1949-1952).

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.

Our 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, and in many universities, such as University College London, Pittsburgh University, Indiana University, Connecticut University, and Pace University New York.

We would like to screen 80 min part from the Director’s Cut version of the Pitesti Experiment work-in-progress film. The purpose of the screening is to raise awareness about this hidden topic, as well as to crowdfund to help raise the last funds to complete the post production of the project. More details about the film and the crowdfunding on GofundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/HelpVictoriaFinishTheMovie

This is the first feature film on this matter and it is funded through donations, thus becoming a 100% independent project, initiated by Connections Romania’s team of young professionals, passionate about history and cinematography.

Interview with movie director Victoria Baltag at Holocaust Museum, Skokie, IL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo0mfhw3SNc&t=11s 

IMDB:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4623752/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

Facebook’s film page:

https://www.facebook.com/ThePitestiExperimentFilm/

11 min sequences:

1.5 min draft trailer:

2015-2016 AGM

AGM Stickie

The Miorita Romanian Cultural Society Annual General Meeting is being held on Monday, September 21th at the Regina Senior Citizens Centre, 2134 Winnipeg Street.

This is an opportunity for all members to become informed of what the new year has to hold, review the business plan for 2015 – 2016, and discuss the 2015 Miorita bylaws.  This is also the time to bring forth any concerns or questions.

See you there

2015-2016 Registration Night

Registration NightPlease join us for our annual registration night on Monday, September 14th. All new and returning dancers are welcome!!!

If you are returning, please remember to BRING YOUR COSTUMES with you.  The instructors will check them for any repairs that might be needed.

You can also bring your registration form with you.  This is a fillable Word document so you can simply click and fill in the information and print the pages.  Everything you need is in this one document so there are less individual pages to fill in this year.

We all look forward to seeing you!

 

**PLEASE EMAIL TO miorita.dancers@gmail.com IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY RECEIVED AN EMAIL, OR WISH TO JOIN THE GROUP.  WE WILL FORWARD THE EMAIL TO YOU WITH THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.  

Our New Home!!

The Board is happy to announce we have found new practice space for the dancers.  Following Mosaic, the Regina Senior Citizens Centre approached us with the opportunity to use their facility for our practices and to give us a small amount of storage for the Instructors as well.

The board met immediately and unanimously decided it was time to move the dance group.  There are many advantages of the new space, one being, the opportunity to practice in the facility we will be performing in for Mosaic and all of our fundraisers.  We are all very excited about the change and hope that you will be as well.

We will continue to use the back door where we entered as volunteers during Mosaic.  You can check it out at the AGM on September 8th and see what you think.

 

Registration Night

Please join us for our annual registration night. All new and returning dancers are welcome!!!

If you are returning, please remember to BRING YOUR COSTUMES with you.  The instructors will check them for any repairs that might be needed.

You can also bring your registration form with you.  This is a fillable PDF so you can simply click and fill in the information and print the pages.  Everything you need is in this one document so there are less individual pages to fill in this year.

The Board and Instructors are very excited to get the year underway.  Dance will begin on September 28th and 29th.  A letter from the instructors will be provided at registration with the information you need regarding practice times, groups, etc.

We all look forward to seeing you!

 

**PLEASE EMAIL TO miorita.dancers@gmail.com IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY RECEIVED AN EMAIL, OR WISH TO JOIN THE GROUP.  WE WILL FORWARD THE EMAIL TO YOU WITH THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.  

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 

AGM Stickie

The Miorita Romanian Cultural Society Annual General Meeting is being held on Monday, September 8th at the Regina Senior Citizens Centre, 2134 Winnipeg Street.  The doors will open at 6:30pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00.

This is an opportunity for all members to become informed of what the new year has to hold and review the business plan for 2014 – 2015.  This is also the time to bring forth any concerns or questions.

See you there!

Bring a Little Mosaic to You! William Booth Performance

Miorita will be performing at the William Booth Convalescent Home in Regina at 1:30 on May 24th.  This is a part of the Bring a Little Mosaic to You program offered by the Regina Multicultural Council to bring Mosaic to those who are not able to come to it.  Residents will enjoy a performance by all of our dancers and the dancers.

Remember your turn to see these dances will be during Mosaic 2014, June 5, 6, and 7.  Join us and if you need a passport let us know.  We have them available NOW.

Contact us at miorita.dancers@gmail.com.

Mosaic 2014 Volunteers Required

If you are interested in volunteering for Mosaic this year with the Romanian Pavilion, please let us know. We can use volunteers in a variety of areas of the pavilion including the kitchen, hall, bar, security, store, and photo booth.

Shifts are 3 hours long. Thursday and Friday have shifts beginning at 5:00 and 8:00 pm. Saturday shifts begin at 2:00, 5:00 and 8:00 pm. This means you have plenty of time to visit other pavilions in the meantime as well.

If you are a student who is looking to get in your volunteer hours, we would be glad to sign off on those as well. Even if they are for the 2014-2015 school year!

As a thank you for volunteering we offer our volunteers $10 in vouchers to use in the kitchen after their shift has ended. Mmmmm….cabbage rolls and perigees with a side of mititei….who could resist.

Contact us at miorita.dancers@gmail.com to find out more about specific shift availability and let us help you get into the Mosaic spirit