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José Eduardo Cardozo
Amateur video footage best accompanied by an encyclopedia article.
This documentary consists solely of amateur and TV crew video footage spanning the few days of the Romanian Revolution. Not knowing anything about the revolution beforehand, I found it very difficult to piece together who everyone was and what was happening on the screen. Reading the wikipedia article on the revolution afterwards was very insightful.
The editing of the footage is just OK. Some footage is shown multiple times for no apparent reason, the pace drags at parts, and the ending is anti-climactic.
There is a female narration which is thankfully very sparse, because she has nothing intelligent to say. A few times she states the obvious about what the camera man is doing, and the remainder of her lines are pseudo-philosophical gibberish that feels out of place.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless they have a particular interest in the Romanian Revolution, and even then only as supplementary material. Nowadays, anyone who has seen modern protests on YouTube is likely to have seen more interesting footage.
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