•  Theatre 2015
 Romania
  Teatrul Odeon Bucureşti
DE VANZARE/ FOR SALE
A performance by: Gianina Cărbunariu
Scenography, video, light-design: Andu Dumitrescu
Stage movement: Florin Fieroiu
Music: Bobo Burlăcianu
Cast Alina Berzunţeanu, Antoaneta Zaharia, Marius Damian, Gabriel Pintilei, Alexandru Potocean, Gabriel Răuţă, Mihai Smarandache
„In our documentation for the play „De Vânzare / For Sale”, we tried to gather perspectives, eye-witness testimonies, and questions related to the theme of land grabbing, a phenomenon which has already been going on in Romania for a good few years. The fiction is inspired by interviews and discussions carried out with the people of villages in the counties of Cluj, Ialomiţa, and Călăraşi, and with anthropologists, sociologists, activists, and journalists, and also by the interviews carried out by our partner artists in England and Germany with investors from these countries who are interested in farming on a large scale in Romania. Face to face with a reality that is being played out before our very eyes, we have tried to translate for the public, through theatrical means, the questions that arose during the period of documentation and while we were working on this play: What does the Romanian peasant of the year 2014 look like? Why do the vast majority of peasants choose to sell or lease their land? Why is agriculture profitable for large landowners, both Romanian and foreign, while small farmers are struggling to survive? Why have the people of villages like Pungeşti and Roşia Montană been denied the right to decide about how they want to live in their own communities by companies like Chevron and RMGC, with the state actively participating in these abuses? What is the Romanian peasant being forced to turn into in the context of a new world order? What is actually being bought and sold? Who feeds us, what do they feed us with, and at what price?” (Gianina Cărbunariu)
Translated into English
„Hunger for trade” este un proiect finanţat prin programul Cultura al Uniunii Europene. /
The performance is a production within the framework of the project „Hunger for Trade” organized by Deutsches SchauSpielHaus in Hamburg (Germany), in coproduction with theaters in Belgium (Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg), Great Britain (Royal Exchange Theatre), South Africa (The South African State Theatre), Brazil (Cia do Tijolo), India (Indian Ensemble), Burkina Faso (Theatr'Evasion) and Switzerland (Konzert Theater Bern).
„Hunger for Trade” is funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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