30.09. - 09.10.2021

Roșia Montană, Town on the brink Germany 2012 | 78 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Fabian Daub

Fabian Daub (*1972) studied documentary direction and production at the Hamburg School for Visual Arts and in Geneva. Together with Andreas Grafenstein, he made the prize-winning Left Behind (2008) and Eisern vereint (2010).

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Beneath Roșia Montană, a Rumanian village in the Carpathians, lie the greatest reserves of gold in Europe. A mining company with powerful Canadian stakeholders want to extract 300 million tons and a gold rush to the poor region begins. Many inhabitants have sold their land and have moved away, others hope to find jobs in the mine. An ancient community and landscape are going to disappear, while the use of highly toxic cyanide will have unforeseeable consequences. The film shows how money is tearing a village community and whole families apart – and how a small group is resisting the sell-out.

Original title: Roșia Montană, Dorf am Abgrund
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Romanian
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Fabian Daub
Screenplay: Fabian Daub
Producer: Fabian Daub
Director of Photography: Ulf Behrens, Ingo Scheel
Music: Zarada Iuli Banu, Nenad Lautarevic
Production Design: Fabian Daub
Editor: Astrid Rieger
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Bildfolge Filmproduktion
World Sales: Bildfolge Filmproduktion
Production: Bildfolge Filmproduktion


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