“WHEN THE GROUND TALKS” is a reconstitution of our history, starting with the oldest material proofs of a human civilization and culture in this geographical area, until the present day. The project is built on a thorough documentation work and very conclusive historical and archaeological evidences.
The documentary will be structured in six episodes of 24-26 minutes, each of them presenting a distinctive historical period, and the main influences in the appearance, evolution and definition of what Romanians and Romania are today.
A history without any “make-up”, sometimes hard to accept for some of us, but completely backed up with evidences.
We believe that an unclear and misty past, “dressed” in fairytales and fantasies, is unable to generate a solid present day, much less a sustainable future.
Screenplay – 20%
Research, documentation – 80%
Film prospecting – 20%
Filming – 20%
Our main goal is to produce a documentary about our entire history, based on solid evidences, instead of hypothesis, opinions, or any other ideas.
Therefore, we made our best to have in this documentary top researchers and historians from Romania and abroad. As a result, every historical period is presented by the most authorized and specialized voice in that field.
We already have interviewed top specialists as Prof. Dr. Sabin Luca (Lucian Blaga University from Sibiu, Director of Bruckenthal Museum) – for the Neolithic, Acad. Ion Aurel Pop (Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj) – for the medieval history, Prof. dr. Ioan Bocsa (Gheorghe Dima Music Academy from Cluj) – Folklore, H.E. Andrei, Bishop of Mitropolia Clujului, Maramuresului si Salajului - Religion, Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Lazarovici (National History Museum of Transylvania) - Neolitic, Prof.Dr. Gheorghe Ursu (Bucovina Museum - Suceava) - pre-Cucuteni and Cucuteni cultures, Acad. Alexandru Vulpe (National Institute of Archaeology Vasile Parvan) – antique history
“The Movie” (60 minutes version)
In the next 3-4 months we scheduled other interviews and location filming, in Bucharest, as well as in the territory.
Interviews: Prof. Dr. Ernest Oberlander - Tarnoveanu (Romanian National Museum of History), Prof.Dr. Marin Carciumaru (Valahia University - Targoviste), Prof. Dr. Lucian Boia ( Bucharest University), Prof. Dr. Adrian Cioroianu (Bucharest University) Prof. Dr. Harald Haarman (Institute for Archaeomythology - European Branch, Finland), Prof. Dr. Marco Merlini (Instituto Innovanet - Roma), Prof.Dr. Joan Marler (Institute for Archaeomythology - California, USA).
Viorel Costea – Producer, Director, Screenplay
Calin Spatarel – Second Unit Director
Tiberiu Bere – Executive Producer
The crew (camera, sound, light, editing, assistants) is mainly consisting in students and graduates of The Technical Postsecondary School for Theatre and Cinematography of Bucharest
The documentary is already in production. Working with our possibilities alone, would make the production period much longer. And that period isn't a short one, anyways.
One fine body…