Little Red One
‘Little Red One’ is a documentary introducing the home of my grandfather, Vărai, a village in decline found in Northern Romania. My grandfather was nicknamed Roşiştea (‘little red one’) by his mother because he had red hair once. He saw the village survive WWII, and then Communism (1947-1989). He lived with my grandmother, and his mother-in-law, and practiced subsistence farming, as everyone did. In the last 20 years, the village got lost somewhere between an attempt to modernise and an unwillingness to change. Barely over 100 people remain, of which 42 are widowers, living alone. My grandfather is one of them. ‘Little Red One’ is an observation of the village’s liminal stage, with my grandfather’s experience as a driving force.
Lauren Barbour • Anna Batey • Grace Brandon • Adriana-Ioana Cosma • Rachel Gilliver • Sophie Gray • Jamie Johnston • Ines Maria Marzo • Michaela McStay • Natalia Paklikowska • Stella Shek • Jenny Spence • Ellie Stewart • Robbie Tighe • Rachel Walls • Johanna Marie Werner •