Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Collective
(Colectiv)

 

Year: 2019
Country: ROMANIA, LUXEMBOURG
Run Time: 109 minutes

Collective

In 2015 a deadly fire broke out in the popular Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest, claiming 26 lives in one night. Although survivors were promised the highest quality care, 38 additional burn victims lost their lives in the weeks that followed… but not due to their initial injuries. In fact, many of the Colectiv patients who died did not enter the hospitals with life-threatening burns. These fully preventable deaths resulted from a lack of resources, a lack of transparency, and rampant bacterial infections through Romanian hospitals. This unthinkable tragedy prompted a journalistic investigation revealing the widespread corruption and bribery taking place on nearly every level of the Romanian healthcare system, and the cover-up that followed. A gripping investigative documentary, COLLECTIVE unfolds like a suspenseful crime narrative, revealing a multitude of shocking truths about the Romanian healthcare system and the rotting layers of corruption within. (In English and Romanian with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 6:40 PM ET

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 11:50 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Checks and Balances

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director

Director
Alexander Nanau

Producers
Alexander Nanau, Bianca Oana

Cinematography
Alexander Nanau

Editing
Alexander Nanau, George Cragg, Dana Bunescu

Print Source

Community Partners

Honorary Consulate General of Romania in Ohio

Press Club of Cleveland

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