Friday, 24 May, 6.30pm at at Ratiu Foundation/ Romanian Cultural Centre in London
Admission is free, but booking is essential as there are a limited number of seats available.
Join us for the screening of DECODING DACIA: ROMANIA’S LOST HERITAGE – feature documentary by Nicholas Dimancescu.
UK Premiere Presentation introduced by Dan Dimancescu
This 50mm documentary was originated by Nicholas Dimancescu and edited by Kyle Brandse as a Kogainon Films Production in partnership with National Geographic Magazine (Romanian Edition).
The documentary revisits the unresolved question of ‘Who were the Dacians?’ and focuses on the Roman Emperor Trajan’s six-year long two military campaigns against Dacia and its King Decebal between 101 and 106 AD. The documentary is not a literal history but an attempt to link past (who were the Dacians) to the present (what is the legacy) visible in the core regions of the Dacian Kingdom surrounding Sarmizegetusa, its centre of power and sanctuary.
Featured are first-ever 3D reconstructions of Sarmizegetusa, the Dacian sanctuary capital, Trajan’s enormous bridge across the Danube River, dramatic illustrations by noted artist Radu Oltean, and all new video footage and an original music score.
Click here to access Dennis Deletant‘s notes on ‘Decoding Dacia: Romania’s lost heritage’.
Dennis Deletant is Visiting ‘Ion Rațiu’ Professor of Romanian Studies, Georgetown University.
The screening will be followed by a short panel discussion with Dr. Irina Marin (University of Oxford) and Dan Dimancescu, and a reception sponsored by Deli Twist.