Matt Blomberg is an Australian investigative journalist who has written extensively about human trafficking and maritime crime in Southeast Asia. Based in Cambodia, he is one of the main characters of Current Sea, a documentary film about illegal fishing and the violence and corruption it spawns. The film will be screened in its national premiere in Romania in the Feature Film competition of the 2021 edition. Matt Blomberg will be present at the discussion that will take place after the screening of the film, on Saturday, October 16 at 10 pm at online.pelicam.ro
Christopher Smith is a documentary, commercial, and music video director and producer.
He recently completed his second feature documentary, Current Sea, for ACE Pictures. It premiered in competition at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2020. He is currently in production on his third feature, American ESPionage. Cristopher will be present at the discussion that will take place after the screening of the film, on Saturday, October 16 at 10 pm at online.pelicam.ro
Anca Iosif is an environmental reporter at Decât o Revistă where she publishes articles that help us understand how we relate to nature and how to protect it. Anca will take part in the Environmental Journalism debate, a Pelicam Talk that will take place on October 16 at 6.30 pm.
Oana Racheleanu has been a journalist for 13 years, and almost half of this time she has written about the environment. She documented issues related to waste selective sorting and how it can be done correctly, wrote stories about people living in small houses, pointed out the importance of NGO work in providing an environmental education for students, highlighted the major negative impact that the Philippines, a developing country, have on the environment. She believes that the actions of every human being, no matter how small, matter in making a change, whether it is about education or about protecting the environment. Because little by little it gets big and because change has to start somewhere. From each of us. Oana will take part in the Environmental Journalism debate, a Pelicam Talk that will take place on October 16 at 6.30 pm.
Ioana Moldovan is a documentary photographer, or simply said, a visual storyteller. She is currently working on a new project, she started earlier this year. “The bear necessities” is a story about brown bears in Romania and the complexities of human-animal cohabitation. Ioana will take part in the Environmental Journalism debate, a Pelicam Talk that will take place on October 16 at 6.30 pm.
Andrei Ciurcanu is an investigative journalist affiliated with Rise Project and OCCRP, with over 15 years of experience in the written press and TV. His investigations document topics related to the management and forest and hunting fund exploitation, high-level corruption in the field of infrastructure development. Andrei will take part in the Environmental Journalism debate, a Pelicam Talk that will take place on October 16 at 6.30 pm.
Roxana is a campaigner at Declic where she is involved in the fight against corruption generated by either governments or corporations. Roxana will take part in the Mobilization and Resistance debate, a Pelicam Talk that will take place on October 23 from 6.30 pm.
Loredana Pană is a project manager at Mai mult Verde and a tireless fighter when it comes to social, environmental and cultural issues.
Loredana will take part in the Mobilization and Resistance debate, a Pelicam Talk that will take place on October 23 from 6.30 pm.
Harald Friedl is an Austrian director, musician and writer. His film Bread, an everyday miracle will be screened on Monday, October 18 at 8.30 pm and Harald will be present at the end of the screening for a discussion and to answer questions from the audience.
Jérôme Fritel was a reporter for twenty-five years, first for the print media, then for television. He is the author of several award-winning investigative documentaries, Goldman Sachs, The Bank That Runs the World (2012), Mittal, The Hidden Side of the Empire (2014), HSBC: Finance Gangsters (2016), Daesh: Birth of a Terrorist State ( 2015) and Lords of Water (2019). The latter will be screened for the first time in Romania, on Friday 22 October at 21.00. Jerome will be present at the end of the screening for a discussion and Q&A.
“As a filmmaker I have spent the last 20 years exploring our fractured and self-destructive relationship with the natural world. I have always been interested in visionary individuals that attempt to stir society from passive acceptance to action, and who are prepared to suffer for their ideas in the process.”
Director Sasha Snow will be present for a discussion with the audience at the end of the film The Troublemaker which will be broadcast on Saturday, October 23 at 21.00