FFIR, a festival of history and film from Rasnov in Romania, was launched in 2009 because of the desire to evaluate an important chapter of local and world cinematography and the necessity for public debate on those topics with the impact of overcoming the daily transiency. That is how this unique event for the Romanian cultural market was born.
Sorin Mîndruţescu will present the festival, a film devotee and enthusiast who was one of the nominees in 2017 as one of the 100 most respected executive directors in Romania. He is responsible for strategies and partnerships in FFIR, and since 2003 has been a CEO of Oracle Romania where he is responsible for local sales and development projects. Its specialty is business development (mainly startups) and business strategy development. Sorin Mîndruţescu holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Edinburgh and the ENPC School of International Management in Paris. The topic of his presentation is culture entrepreneurship and the evaluation of corporate social responsibility.
In addition to the lecture by Mr. Mîndruţescu the documentary „BRAŞOV 1987 Two Years too Early“ will be screened, directed by Liviu Tofan.
In 1987, the Romanians have not yet seen the changes that will take place only two years later: after almost fifty years of communism, Romania, as well as the rest of Eastern Europe, rebelled against its dictator and became a democracy. In response to the surprising courage of factory workers, the regime has done everything in its power to obscure the facts about what happened in Brașov. The evidence was immediately taken away and repressive measures were taken to overcome fear. Workers were sentenced to hooliganism and deported to various parts of the country.