Foreign Bodies Documentary featuring Arhipera


Documentary film, 29’36”

Premiere 28 & 29.10.2016, WASP – Working Art Space and Production, Bucharest


With: Valentina de Piante, Hanna Mjavatn, Nicu Dumitru, Lorin Niculae.

Executive producer and artistic director: Andreea Căpitănescu

Director of photography: André Wulf / Dreiemoment AS

Editing: Ioan Grumazescu

Sound: MLK Sound Production / Marius Obretin, IROART/Inger Reidun Olsen

Producer: Asociatia 4 Culture

Co-producer: WASP Studios, Tapioca, Iroart.


The central topic of the documentary film is presented within a series of interviews with 4 citizens from Oslo and Bucharest. The film speaks about foreign bodies as “(dis)located bodies”, alienation, periphery, discrimination and human rights. Statistics are saying that over 3000 Roma immigrants are part of the Norwegian current society. Reality of the last two years shows that a significant percentage of them already left for other regions of Europe, while immigration to Norway has increased drastically, with net immigration exceeding 40.000.


In compare to the rest of Romania, we can say that Bucharest is a country in itself. Confronting the periphery of the villages from 60 km distance, a different reality is presented.


The film presents some models of integration through art, creative design and social architecture. The documentary aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the cultural diversity and consolidate the intercultural dialogue with the culture of the minorities, especially Roma people and emigrants.


The premiere of the film, took place in Bucharest, at WASP on October 28th & 29th 2016, as well as in Iasi, at Galeria apARTe in November 2016, in collaboration with Contemporary Photography Centre Iasi. Following screenings are planned for other cities in Romania and Europe.

Organised in the frame of ”Foreign Bodies”, a project supported by a grant from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Romanian Government, in the frame of the ”Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage” Programme developed with the support of EEA Grants and Romanian Government. Cultural project co-funded by AFCN – The Administration of National Cultural Fund.