Refractara

REFRACTARA is a transmedia project about the community of rural brick factory Refractara, located in Baru, Hunedoara County. Once the main provider of jobs and home maintenance services for the village, the factory was affected by the industry decline in the past two decades. Pressured by the economic struggles, the remaining community of workers and management hold onto the old brick presses, ovens, laboratories, and reoriented toward other business fields in order to survive. Following the personal stories of some of the community members, the project develops into a medium length linear documentary, an interactive online documentary, and a hybrid photography - video projection exhibition.

  • Facultatea de Teatru și Televiziune, UBB Cluj Napoca
    Producer
  • Ioana Trifu
    Producer
  • Ioana Trifu
    Director
  • Maria Cinar-Jiga
    Cinematographers
  • Andreea Știliuc
    Cinematographers
  • Mircea Albuțiu
    Cinematographers
  • Ioana Trifu
    Cinematographers
  • Mircea Albuțiu
    Photographer
  • Rodica Mocan
    Coordinators
  • Dan Curean
    Coordinators
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    short documentary, transmedia, student film
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Romania
  • Country of Filming:
    Romania
  • Film Language:
    Romanian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Docuart Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    September 27, 2017
    National premiere
Director
Director Statement

I am a recent graduate of the Faculty of Theatre and Television Cluj Napoca, where I attended the Documentary Filmmaking Master’s program. My interest is both in traditional linear structures and in the newer interactive or transmedia formats. I strongly believe in visual storytelling that focuses on individual human stories to speak about greater issues or phenomena.