Documentary, Germany 1991, colour + b/w, 107 min
The autumn of 1989 is ingrained in our minds as a succession of visual events: Prague, Berlin, Bucharest. But Romania presented the most extreme revolutionary scenario of all. It all happened in just two cities in the space of ten days: from the popular uprising to the overthrow and execution of the country’s rulers.In Bucharest, demonstrators occupied the television station and broadcast live almost non-stop from 21 to 26 December 1989. The directors have combined this material with amateur film recordings to create a comprehensive picture of the events.