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Before a national anthem
A place of citizenship
Auditions for a revolution
We in the year 2000
Bringing the fiction home: Laura
Bringing the fiction home: Pinocchio
Bringing the fiction home: Bruno
Bringing the fiction home: We were 16
Menome 2
Menome 1
Out of the bear
Elena ladybug
Total comfort
Reenactment
Felicia
Felicia says
Stereotypical conversations
Where do you play monopoly
Batuta lui Oprica
Cow session
Enisa and the shadows
Barefoot
Aktion
Irony Venus
Home electric
Tiempo de la princesa
Fatima, Natalie, Misch
Leo
 
Elena ladybug
2006, video, 7'43"

A single channel video that presents a specific minority in Romania: roma. A little girl Elena dances accompanied by other children whose songs and hand clapping provide the rhythmic basis for her movements. The children perform with a certain childlike naivety and innocence, but at the same time the lyrics and Elena's sexually suggestive moves insinuate something that belongs to an adult world. The songs illustrate a culture in transition - an ethnic group trying to find a balance between tradition and the new order of things ushered in by the 1989 revolution.