Published in 2009 its describes the real life story of a young English guy (William
Blacker) who at the fall of Communism in 1989 drove from England into Eastern Europe
to explore the once closed countries behind the Iron Curtain. On arriving in Romania
he fell in love with the country and the people and settled in country married a
gypsy girl who fathered in child. This book is a remarkable glimpse of history, culture
and mysterious enchanted life of gypsies.
Available online at Amazon.com and from any decent bookshop
Dracula is Dead
Join Jim Rosapepe and his wife, award-winning journalist Sheilah Kast, on an amazing
tour of an amazing land—beyond Dracula, beyond orphans, beyond Communism, to the
vibrant culture, unique history, and 21st Century skills which define modern Romania.
Check out the books website for more info
Released in 2009 in Cannes Tales from the Golden Age is a fantastic portrait of life
in Romania under Communism. Conceived and directed by Cristian Mungiu the film is
about 5 stories based in the last 10 years of Ceausescu’s Regime. The film is genuine
funny and offers a glimse of life in Romania under Communism. For more information
check the films website.