Moldova – Experimental Lab
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At eastern frontier of Europe, fake news as a part of hybrid war.

Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature
The Impact DOCS Awards
USA January 2020

The Republic of Moldova is a small, former Soviet country, located on the eastern border of the European Union. Moldova is a former territory of Romania today. It gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the year after a bloody war that led to the formation of the Transnistrian separatist region, a region where troops of the Russian Federation are stationed today.

The weapons that lead to the hybrid war in Moldova, transformed into a real experimental and emotional polygon for this conflict are of Russian origin, and the models in which the troll armies invade social media is another argument in this regard.

The campaign for the 2019 parliamentarians from the Republic of Moldova is the perfect context for making a documentary presenting the devastating effects they have, concrete, fake news and programmatic misinformation.

The fact that the story can be “written” in real time, supported by interviews of people with the highest notoriety in the country and directly involved in public life will give the consistency of a film that does not have a didactic value that is missing from the western, civilized space.

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  • Cast
    Maia Sandu/ Andrei Nastase/ Dan Dungaciu/ Stanislav Pavlovschi/ Igor Munteanu/ Armand Gosu/ Natalia Morari/ Bogdan Cobuz/ Dragos Stanca/
  • Director
    Cristian Gugu/
  • Editor
    Vlad Morarescu/
  • Producers
    Cristian Gugu/ Catalin Dumitriu/ Vlad Morarescu/