CARMEN LIDIA VIDU looks around and searches for stories, people and bribes of history with a small "h", which she brings to theatre and film audiences in artistic forms that generate emotion.
Carmen Lidia Vidu is the only Romanian director to have won both GOPO and UNITER, the Romanian film and theater awards for best directing.
She won the latter in 2021 for directing “Jurnal de România. 1989” (“Romanian Diary. 1989”, National Theatre "I.L. Caragiale" Bucharest), about the history with a capital "h" of the Romanian Revolution; the former, she won it in 2015 for the film “O scurtă istorie Astra Film” (“A Brief History of Astra Film”).
In 2021, she is also (only) the third female director in the history of post-Revolution Romanian theatre to win a UNITER Award.
Online, she is a strong feminist voice, an opinion leader who speaks out on socio-political, cultural, civic issues, on authentic people and places she discovers in her documentaries.