The 2022 National Historic Education Championship will begin in the first days of May. The premieres will take place on May 4 and 5 in Timisoara and on May 6 at the Central University Library – Carol I in Bucharest. The program includes the screening of 3 films: The King’s War, Mary, The Heart of Romania and the new version of the documentary King Mihai – The Road to the House. After watching, there will be discussions with the producers of these historical documentaries presenting aspects of the monarchy in Romania and unique information about the life in exile of King Michael I.
The tour is especially for young people, who can learn new things about the royal family or if we are referring to history buffs, they can enrich their knowledge of King Michael’s exile. The program includes the screening of 3 films, followed by discussions with the producers of these historical documentaries that will participate in the experience as well as the steps for making such productions,
The dialogue is eagerly awaited by John M. Florescu, American, but of Romanian origin, producer of several stations such as CBS, HBO, History Channel or BBC, but historian and director of the documentary “King Mihai”. home road:
I want these films to be promoted and to stand in front of the audience, talk to the young people but also to a grandmother or a teacher and all the people out there, all over the country! Young people come after these performances and ask all kinds, and some are curious about how a lady, like Queen Mary, with such an important business, in those times, dealt with all the leaders of the world, others ask why King Mihai left. There are basics, there are interesting stories that you see like in any movie but it’s just real history, it’s their reality.
We are not talking about ordinary films, says film critic Irina Margherita Nestor, even if they are equally captivating, they are pages of history that should not be missing from any of us:
“It’s an invitation to history in the first place. The fact that documentaries are so beautifully curated, you can see them endlessly, every time you find something new, and then see it with young people, observing their reactions and feelings. It’s a heroism that will give us all more courage and we will be able to Saying: If the king succeeds, we will certainly be able to, even if we are not kings and queens.
The 2022 National Historic Education Championship is a continuation of a similar initiative from 2019 in which the documentary Maria Enema Romani was promoted, but will also include the remake of “King Mihai” from 2019. The Way Home, which contains material on the complex period For King Michael, as shown in Queen Mary’s personal diary. The documentary also details the King’s period of personal and social isolation during his exile in Switzerland, and also the reasons for King Mihai’s reluctance to return to Romania. Everything is from the perspective of those who were close to him during this period. This enriching version of the film also focuses on King’s interactions with the CIA after his 1948 banishment. The film will be broadcast on May 10 by national television at 9 p.m.
The shows by Historia’s editor-in-chief, Ion M. Ionic, have been distinguished as honest productions based on historical fact:
You cannot relive the lives of those who made history 50, 100 years ago. But you can come close, through evidence and documents, to all that means historical research, but it must be honest. These films present an honest and truthful approach, based on documents depicting some of the characters who made history in Romania. If we had 40 years of truth, surely we could have taken this step forward, much faster and much faster and without much of the distortions and struggles that continue to this day…you see society divided and divided into roughly the same trenches.
Performances and workshops will be held in Bucharest, Iai, Braشوفov, Alba Iulia, Diva, Alexandria, Sinaia, Cluj-Napoca, Cortia de Argio, Targovit, but also in other cities.
Access is free Thus, the products are available to the general public, of all ages, regardless of the social status of the spectators.