Meelis Muhu, Kristina Norman | Estonia | 2014 | 81'
Category - On the Road to Europe
Officially, the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR) does not exist. Nevertheless, it has a constitution, a flag, and a national anthem. It has its own government and parliament and holds presidential elections. The world may see PMR as a curiosity of history, a frozen relic of Soviet times, but its inhabitants take their country and their wish for sovereignity and recognition very seriously. Meelis Muhu and Kristina Norman document the then latest presidential campaign and everything that goes with it, looking at the Transnistrean society with an objective yet understanding eye, and reminding us that beyond the sometimes hilarious abnormalities of history there are real people who try to lead real lives in a theme-park-like environment.
Director:Meelis Muhu, Kristina Norman
Production Company:In-Ruum Ou