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Romanians are crushed by the state that should protect them. Our film shows how | Alexander Nanau and Antoaneta Opriș
There’s still no justice for the 64 lives lost in a 2015 nightclub fire. Our Oscar-nominated film Collective tells their story, say director Alexander Nanau and co-writer Antoaneta Opriș

Alexander Nanau and Antoaneta Opriș

06, Apr, 2021 @9:59 AM

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At least 20 livestock ships caught in Suez canal logjam
Concerns for animals’ welfare if Ever Given blockage crisis is protracted

Sophie Kevany and Michael Safi

26, Mar, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Germany and Belgium poised to tighten lockdowns as Covid cases surge
EU cancels in-person summit as politicians across Europe voice concerns about health systems becoming overwhelmed

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

21, Mar, 2021 @5:15 PM

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Gurrumul, Omar Souleyman, 9Bach and DakhaBrakha: the best global artists the Grammys forgot
From the Godfathers of Arabic rap to the father of Ethio-jazz, Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan guides a tour through global music’s greatest

Ian Brennan

11, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn review –  absurdist provocation in Covid-torn Romania
The mock trial of a teacher puts history on the stand in Radu Jude’s peculiar revenge porn story – but what is it telling us?

Peter Bradshaw

03, Mar, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Uppercase Print review – a fierce denunciation of Ceaușescu's Romania
Radu Jude dramatises the case of a disenchanted teenager turned in to the secret police in 1980s Romania in this chilling work of filmed theatre

Peter Bradshaw

15, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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People-smuggling gang members jailed over Essex lorry deaths
Two ringleaders receive sentences of 27 and 20 years after 39 Vietnamese people suffocated in container

Amelia Gentleman

22, Jan, 2021 @2:46 PM

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Essex lorry deaths: two found guilty over manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese people
People-smugglers convicted of manslaughter and of conspiring to transport migrants

Amelia Gentleman

21, Dec, 2020 @1:59 PM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK, No 4: Collective
A tragic nightclub fire leads to a domino effect of consequences that cascade through Romanian society in Alexander Nanau’s exceptional documentary

Andrew Pulver

15, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Silent victims: the hidden Romanian women exploited in the UK sex trade
Sex traffickers can make profits of over £1m a year per brothel – and Covid lockdowns have only made it easier for them to operate

Annie Kelly and Hazel Thompson

30, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Romania accused of 'silence' over ship that capsized killing 14,000 sheep
An investigation into the Queen Hind sinking a year ago is yet to be published and the live export trade continues to boom

Stephen McGrath

27, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Collective review – shocking exposé of needless deaths in Romania
In Alexander Nanau’s searing documentary a heroic reporter investigates why the majority of victims of a nightclub fire died because of health-care fraud

Peter Bradshaw

19, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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