The Source - One Day in a Roma Settlement in Romania

  • 40'
  • Netherlands
  • 2009
Hetea is an isolated settlement in Central Romania. Around 350 people live in handmade huts. In The Source - One Day in a Roma Settlement in Romania we experience a day in Hetea. The day starts out pastorally enough: guiding cows and horses, building a new wooden house, etc.
In the afternoon, suddenly the fat is in the fire. People scream and threaten each other. Little by little the serene atmosphere returns, but the aftereffects of the quarrel are still audible.
Photographer/filmmaker Jaap de Ruig prepared the film for seventeen years and recorded it in one day. He chose not to subtitle because then: 'I would have given too much meaning to words, which divert from the universal character of the images.' (JdR)

Director
Jaap de Ruig
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
40'
Medium
DV cam PAL
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Jaap de Ruig
Sales
Jaap de Ruig
Screenplay
Jaap de Ruig
Cinematography
Jaap de Ruig
Editor
Jaap de Ruig
Production Design
Jaap de Ruig
Sound Design
Jaap de Ruig
Music
Jaap de Ruig