Humans. For Sale

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While official propaganda warned about the "chaos" of the free world, Romania underwent one of the largest human trafficking schemes of the 20th century. "Humans. For sale" tells the story of how, between 1969 and 1989, the Romanian German ethnics were sold by the Romanian government to the German Federal government. It is a performance which brings to the spotlight the overnight disappearance of an entire community, and the efforts made by its members to flee the hostile environment they were living in, while being vilified for their wish to leave in a friendly state, a free state.
"Humans. For sale" is Carmen Lidia Vidu’s second collaboration with the German State Theater after "Romanian Diary. Timișoara". Her project is, similarly to Romanian Diary, a documentary performance, which brings together cinematography, photography and theater.

Info & Team:
Duration of the performance (in minutes): 90
Author: Carmen Lidia Vidu
Translated by: Rudolf Herbert
Director: Carmen Lidia Vidu
Set design: Ioana Popescu
Costumes: Ioana Popescu
Music: Ovidiu Zimcea
Cast: Ioana Iacob, Oana Vidoni, Daniela Török, Alexandru Mihăescu, Harald Weisz, Robert Bogdanov-Schein

COMPANY: German State Theatre Timișoara