fARAD Documentary Film Festival returns for a compact eight edition with a selection of documentaries coming from major international festivals, reunited under the theme of FREEDOM. It will take place September 2-5, 2021 at Cinema Arta in Arad, both indoor and outdoor.
"This year’s focus attempts to explore the notion of freedom, presenting seven documentaries that record humans’ efforts to liberate themselves from the repressive forces that deprive their existence of its well-being. Whether they try to escape tyrannical political states or break from the oppression of tradition, to express themselves in new ways or choose to live secluded in the wildness seeking inner tranquility, inspiration or cure from personal traumas, the pursuit of freedom and the significance of personal choice, no matter the price paid, is what pushes us forward and makes us feel human." - Dimitris Kerkinos, artistic director
The screenings of the seven titles in the selection, many of them in Romanian Premiere, will be joined by special guests: directors Marianna Kakaounaki (Greece), Nikolaj Møller (Denmark), Bogdan Pușlenghea and Ovidiu Zimcea (Romania):