Sorin Ionita, Suzana Dobre, Otilia Nutu

Organisation and country:

Expert Forum, Romania


This movie describes to the general viewer how the complex policy of money allocations to local governments is manipulated in order to reinforce political clientelism in Romania. Opacity and confusion are deliberately maintained in the process to hide its results from the wider public. Therefore, EFOR’s goal was to explain to citizens the importance and magnitude of phenomena, increase awareness and boost the bottom up pressure for change. In the four months since it was published, the movie clip (in two versions, Romanian and English) has been accessed online 5500 times and shown in three major conferences related to decentralization and good governance. It will gather much more in December, when we will use it as a vector in the debates about regionalization and territorial reform, which are topical subjects in Romania.

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