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Screening & debate in Cluj: DE CE EU?  Citizen vs. system

4 Jun 2015 · T1/T2 hall of the Political Science, Administration and Communication Faculty, 85 Minerilor St., Cluj Napoca


What would you do if you were confronted with an abusive system which dictates all your moves and which would sanction you if you did what you thought was right? Would you get off the boat or would you stay and fight, risking to be unduly punished? In order to find the answer, we invite you to the screening of the movie De ce eu? (Why me?) and to a debate about heroes or ordinary citizens who have not given up their principles in their fight against state institutions. Although the debate will have as a starting point the case of prosecutor Panait, we suggest to move deeper and try to find those around us who do not bend in front of the intimidation of a corrupt and unjust system and observe how they managed to change it.

Recent history shows us that influence networks, corruption and nepotism based governance can be sanctioned and they no longer rest behind an impenetrable wall. Corrupt tycoons are subject to the same laws and their deeds are being exposed. Naturally, there are still many steps to be taken in this direction and what we need is civism, in order to break this vicious circle.

Join us to a meeting about justice and citizens’ rights with Laura Stefan (anticorruption expert, Expert Forum), Tudor Giurgiu (director), Calin Hintea (dean, Political Science Faculty), Cristina Guseth (Freedom House), Emilian Oprea, Andreea Vasile, Alin Florea and Liviu Pintileasa (actors, De ce eu?).

The movie will be screened on 3rd of June, in Piata Unirii Open air, at 21:45 and the debate will take place on 4th of June, in T1/T2 hall of the Political Science, Administration and Communication Faculty, located at 85 Minerilor St.

The event is organized in partnership with Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF), Liderjust and the Political Science, Administration and Communication Faculty of Babes-Bolyai University.


Event organized within the projects Active citizenship – a powerful instrument to consolidate rule of law financed by the EEA grants 2009–2014, through the NGO Fund in Romania.

The contents of this material does not necessarily represent the official stand of SEE grants 2009 – 2014. For official information regarding the SEE and Norwegian grants, access:

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