A unique view into traditional Romanian village life with honorable mentions of:
- hemp: grown and processed by hand for clothing.
- financial wisdom: a commons approach to land
- wooden wheels … wow!
- wood-planks: the fluidity with which a log is transferred (by two men and a very long saw) into planks
- gypsies: with a disctinct role in Romanian society suitable for their nomadic lifestyle
… and two more things:
- 50 years later, things in Romania haven’t changed too much. Though I haven’t visited Mara Mures (which is still supposed to be a distinct area in today’s Romania) the general aura of the film rings true with what I see around me.
- The cold, supposedly scientific/objective/documentary viewpoint from which the film was produced offers a glimpse into another (very different) society far away from Romania.
Two clips totalling ~20 minutes:
On a personal note: a few months ago I learned that if my name (Ronen) was translated (from Hebrew) into Romanian … it would be … Radu!
Thank you Craig from Bucharest Life for bringing this to my attention.