Petrila was a coal mining town in Transylvania (Romania), with the oldest coal mine in the country, but was closed in 2015 at the EU's recommendation. Now, one former miner turned artist and activist, uses art and absurdism to stop local authorities from demolishing its historic buildings. His quest is not only to preserve the history and identity of his hometown, but to find new ways of keeping the community from irreversibly falling apart.
Filmlab, Anamaria Antoci
Romanian Days Audience Award - Transilvania International Film Festival 2017
Black Sea Docs Award - Pelicam Film Festival 2017