Jina – The Story of a Village

The film tells the story of this extraordinary village and of its people in spectacular visual images, which introduce the viewer into the culture of the mountain, and into the realm of wild nature, still unspoiled by modern civilization. The film follows the tradition of the documentaries made in Romania in the 1930s by researchers studying the traditional rural life, under the coordination of the famous sociologist Dimitrie Gusti. The film reveals historical facts, and talks about myths and legends. It shows ancient rituals, and feasts of the present time. It introduces to the viewer a strong and proud community, keepers of an extraordinary cultural heritage.

Directed by Dumitru Budrala | Romania | 2005 | 60 min.