Humanitarian Aid
Mix Planet : Hello, Stranger
Director Hanno HOFER
Country Romania
Year 2002
Running Time 16’
Color/B&W 35mm | Color
Genre Fiction
Three young men from Western Europe arrive in Romania with humanitarian aid. The village people welcome them as prestigious guests, and treat them as old friends even though they have only brough useless home appliances and miscellaneous living supplies. When these young men leave the village, the village people also give them all their crops. Judging from this film, it appears that poor people give more than rich people, even in terms of human warmth and friendship, even though it is the latter who has come to help the former. Who gives and who gets? This film shows that it is meaningless to try to calculate who gives more and who gets little, and who gets more and who gives little, when it comes to exchanges between people of different cultures and background. We can also witness the mutual communication of value, which cannot be explained by material factors, in the exchange of goods and services in a multicultural environment. 2002 Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema - Grand Prize (Short Film Competition)
Born in Timisoara (Roumania) 1967, he graduated in 1988 from the Theatre and Film University (majoring in film and TV direction). [Humanitarian Aid] is his sixth short film after [Bring Me Your Love] (1995), [Leap Frog on Oneself] (1996), [Telephone Call Abroad] (1997), [A Piece of Sun] (1998) and [On the Other Side] (1999), which was awarded the Cine Cinecourt Prize at the 2000 Montpellier Festival.