Gibsons – Mon. April 3
Sechelt – Sat. April 8
2019 Romania, 109 min., documentary
Director: Alex Nanau
Romanian & English with English subtitles
The highest-ranked documentary of 2020, this masterful film showcases the work of a brilliant team of investigative journalists as they attempt to unravel a vast health care fraud in Romania, one consequence of which had hospitalized burn victims dying from non-life-threatening wounds. We meet government officials, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and the journalists themselves as they contend with “a nest of unscrupulous mobsters” in what is as much a political thriller as a documentary.