In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not lifethreatening. A doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover a vast health care fraud. When a new Health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces.
Alexander is a German-Romanian filmmaker born in Romania who studied directing at The Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). His documentary film, The World According To Ion B was awarded an International Emmy Award in 2010. His feature documentary film Toto And His Sisters was a European Academy Award nominee 2015. Alexander served as Director of Photography for the French/German documentary Nothingwood (Sonia Kronlund) that was shot in Afghanistan and premiered in Cannes as part of La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in 2017. His latest feature length documentary Collective premiered at the Venice IFF 2019- as part of the Official Selection - Out of Competition and is a coproduction with Samsa Film (Luxembourg) and HBO Europe.
Tuesday 22: Cervantes Theater, 21:45 hours
Wednesday 23: Broadway Cinemas, room 5, 16:45 hours