Absent

General Information

Author/Creator
Mishory, Matthew, director.
Language
Romanian, English.
Subtitles
English
Published
Romania ; Switzerland ; United States of America : Lights On, 2015.
Physical Description
HDD (72 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
For over a hundred years, Mărculeşti was a vibrant Jewish agricultural and mercantile community in Bessarabia (now present-day Moldova). In July 1941, the village was the site of an unimaginable atrocity. Seventy-four years later, few speak honestly or completely about what happened. 'Absent' is a cinematic portrait of the ghost village of Mărculeşti, its current inhabitants, and their very complex relationship to their own history. Working entirely on location with a very small crew (and often without electricity), filmmaker Matthew Mishory documents one of Europe's poorest, most remote, and least-visited places. The result is a nuanced, complex, and unforgettable snapshot of a rural Moldovan village grappling with an unspeakable past and facing, in the context of global capitalism, a very uncertain future.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
OSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 4203Audio VisualLocated on Verzio HDD #1 (M22-R17-S2-R3)