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"Moldovan Miracle" by Stian Indrevoll

Tuesday 23 October, 19:00 (Cinéma Galeries)

Runtime: 82'

The United Nations Regional Information Centre, Human Rights Regional Office for Europe and the Norwegian Embassy invite you to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a screening of: 'Moldovan Miracle'.

Moldovan Miracle DVD coverBefore Norwegian optometrist Hans Bjørn Bakketeig visited Moldova in 2001, it was common practice to simply hide visually impaired children away and leave them to their fate. He moved to the country, took up residence in a hotel room, and has since treated more than 10,000 people. The camera follows Hans Bjørn and his irrepressible assistant Tatjana during his consultations and as they journey across the countryside, where people are often too poor to afford glasses. While the duo struggles to expand their clinic, political chaos reigns in the country. Despite the strain on his patience, Bakketeig continues to contact new politicians. After all, no one else will do it: he's still the only optometrist in the country.

For more on the film click here.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with special guests including:

Followed by a reception, courtesy of the Norwegian Embassy



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Due to the large number of no-shows, we kindly ask you to register only if you are able to attend our event.

Registration on the night starts at 18:30 - Doors close at 19:15.

The film is in English, Norwegian, and Romanian, with English subtitles. Runtime: 82 minutes.

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