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“Romania Unfolds”: First Romanian Documentary Mini-series on Local Sustainability

The “Romania Unfolds” platform revolves around a mini-series of 6 video documentaries which uncover impactful stories of communities that have solved specific, local challenges by using accessible, sustainable solutions.

With each episode, the series also captures local progress through in-depth research, quality journalism, and authentic images that depict a new face of Romania. These empowering stories prove that local communities are a driving force when sustainable solutions and high-impact actions are put to good use.

"Romania Unfolds", the first Romanian documentary mini-series on local sustainability
“Romania Unfolds”, the first Romanian documentary mini-series on local sustainability

The central theme in episode one is sustainable cities and communities, while the following five episodes in production focus on other subjects in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as reducing social inequalities, responsible production and consumption, innovation in industry and infrastructure, and clean water.

The series’ first episode consists of two case studies: we first meet the residents of Targu Lăpuș, the first town in Romania to have reached a 60% recycling rate, surpassing not only the national – municipal – waste-recycling rate of 13% but also the European average of 49%. Next, the first cooperative community in Romania to provide energy from 100% renewable sources, a proper legacy for future generations.

In addition to the mini-series, the “Romania Unfolds” platform provides access to original editorial content, providing information on impactful, sustainable initiatives, projects, or practices implemented throughout Romania.

The “Romania Unfolds” project is supported by Veolia, a world leader in providing essential services and a champion of ecological transformation.

Through this initiative, Veolia stands by its commitment to become a Champion of Ecological Transformation by providing access to sustainability information and uncovering sustainable solutions capable of mediating the impact of today’s challenges. In this way, we contribute to increasing the educational value within the communities in which we operate. Romania Unfolds uncovers solutions for actions that have a decisive positive impact on the environment. Still, also a bridge future links between communities, academia, industry, and the authorities.

Mădălin Mihailovici, CEO of Veolia Romania

So far, “Romania Unfolds” has brought together 30 sustainability, video production, and communication experts who share the same passion for creating a better future for Romania.

The following five episodes will shed light on different sustainability issues in Romania, empowering and educating society.

Project team of Romania Unfolds

  • Veolia Romania: Ramona Dumitru – Communication and Public Affairs Director
  • Porter Novelli Romania: Sorina Mihai – Managing Partner, Ana Bălan – Creative & Strategy Director, Tudor Năstase – Senior Art Director & Web Developer, Claudia Cojocariu – Senior Copywriter, Stefany Iova – Creative Planner, Firuța Flutur – Senior Media Relations Consultant.
  • Project consultant: Corina Murafa – expert in sustainable policies
  • Studio production Stay Sharp: Ovidiu Păun – Director, Iliana Dumitrache – Producer, Cosmin Dogaru – Production Manager, Roxana Cozma – Production Coordinator, Nicolae Anghel – Cinematography Director, Vlad Popescu – DOP Assistant, Diana Radulescu – Editor, Alexandru Yetesey – Editor, Ioan Marian Iacoban – Sound Design, Mix & Master

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