In collaboration with The Immigration Research Fund (IRF), we organized virtual screenings of our two immigration documentaries, ‘A Thousand Dollars and Back’ and ‘Through the Iron Curtain-From Romania’. These film screenings took place on August 30, 2020 and on October 31, 2020
Through the Iron Curtain – From Romania documentary was born from fifteen oral history recordings completed by HORA in collaboration with Town Square Television. The documentary film was produced by HORA in collaboration with Twin CIties Television. Using testimonies of those who suffered through the Communist era under an oppressive regime, the documentary captures the stories of daily survival in post-WWII Romania. The event was hosted by the American Swedish Institute ( ASI) as part of their 2017 programming theme of “Migration, Identity and Belonging.”
Two presentations were given, “Early Romanian Immigration to the Twin Cities” by Vicki Albu, a genealogist affiliated with the University of Minnesota and the Immigration Research Center, and “Castles of Transylvania” by Raluca Octav, affiliated with the Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality, New York. The event took place at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus.