Videograms of a Revolution
December 22, 2009Posted by on
Amidst a tense climate following protests in Timisoara which had started on Dec. 15th, on December 21st, 1989, Nicolae Ceaușescu holds a speech in front of an as-huge-as-usual crowd of supposedly machine-like applauding people. Yet this time something goes wrong. Inconceivably wrong.
After 20 years, these images seem almost like from a movie. Yet they depict a reality I can still remember. A memory I want to never stop holding on to, to never forget that freedom doesn’t come for granted, and when it does, it should be duly appreciated.
“Videograms of a Revolution” is a German-Romanian documentary showing key footage from those days. I recommend the full movie to all who would like to know, or remember.
Some sequences below:
As mentioned before, Wikipedia has a comprehensive story about the Romanian Revolution: