VHS vs. Communism: In Romania, a Voice of Freedom | Op-Docs | The New York Times May 23, 2019 Tags:1980, b-movie, Communism, doc, feature, films, Foreign, freedom, heroes, News, Newspaper, NY Times, NYT, nytimes.com, op, op-doc, reporting, romania, stars, The New York Times, Times Video, translation, translator, vhs, voice Related Posts TEDxSIT – Sam Stevens – Moving Youth Towards Action and Activism The House of Reps vs The Senate | Politics Explained Sebastián Herreros – What is the meaning of Open Regionalism? About The Author admin 17 Comments Revolutionary Socialist Media Stalinist Romania was a hellhole. A European North Korea, that banned woman rights, workers rights, heating in apartments and freedom in general. What these brave young people did was great, fighting against a corrupt austerity regime that the Romanian Communist Party enforced to pay off its debts. However that regime was not communist, no matter what the capitalist media is telling today, Romania was not a communist society. It's regime was Stalinist mixed with extreme Romanian nationalism. It is sad that because of capitalist barbarity, many Romanians are nostalgic about that criminal regime. Why you ask? Because you may be free to watch western movies; but if you lack the means to survive each month, then watching movies is suddenly not so important anymore. In capitalist Romania over 33% (seven million) of all people are facing social exclusion because they lack financial resources. They have no money to buy western movies! May 23, 2019 Reply Michael Pencio This is communism!! The sistem that liberal,leftist elites from west are nostalgic about and try to impose it again in US and western Europe May 23, 2019 Reply KR T The full documentary is on Netflix "Chuck Norris vs. Communism" not sure why NYT is running this short cut under a different name as if they produced it. May 23, 2019 Reply Rene Passos M SOCIALISM IS CRIME!!!!…. NEED BE FORBIDDEN IN WORLD!!! May 23, 2019 Reply echolot who else wants to bet that they're gonna turn this into a starring vehicle for jennifer lawrence? May 23, 2019 Reply Avinash Kumar This story is definitely worth a full length novel or a feature film! It was so interesting! Almost like 'The Lives of Others'! May 23, 2019 Reply FeralFilm Was she the most influential translator of her time? May 23, 2019 Reply abramburel11 the worst translations ever… many people think have cursed the day that she became the translator for the main video "smuggler" in Romania… May 23, 2019 Reply Catherine Barr That was great May 23, 2019 Reply LtTrog no matter how it is repressed, "the voice" finds a way, beautiful. May 23, 2019 Reply Andrea La Cubana Romania deserves better. May 23, 2019 Reply nukejello quite interesting May 23, 2019 Reply chattigre Incredible. She and her boss should be celebrated as heroes. This should be a full length documentary. May 23, 2019 Reply cigarmandallas Fantastic May 23, 2019 Reply forestemma vernon these videos are truly amazing May 23, 2019 Reply vryzenok yep, same stuff was in Lithuania in 90`s when i was young, we have similar staff, just all movies was translated to russian language… and VOICE was men, covered, sound like when somebody holds your nose and you must talk 🙂 so funny, thanks for good memory's !!! May 23, 2019 Reply Xenial Xerus communism is dead but people are still poor – no one left to blame but people themselves May 23, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.