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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

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Who is Romania: British historian spotlights RO personalities in series streaming online

Who is Romania, a series about Romania’s history, written and presented by British historian and TV presenter Tessa Dunlop, started airing online, on the website and Facebook page of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in London.

The seven-part series aims to promote Romania in an innovative manner and get the public acquainted with some of the country’s remarkable personalities. It spotlights ruler Ștefan cel Mare, Queen Marie of Romania, composer George Enescu, painter Nicolae Grigorescu, sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, author Mihail Sebastian, and director Liviu Ciulei.

The first episode, which aired on October 9, looks at Ștefan cel Mare (Steven the Great), the 15th century prince who fought the Ottomans and built the painted monasteries in Moldavia, today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The episodes answer questions such as: What is the connection between Prince Charles and Dracula? How did Napoleon III support a young Romanian painter? or How did Queen Marie put the country on the media map?

Tessa Dunlop, a specialist in the Romanian – British relations at the beginning of the 20th century, is the author of the works The Bletchley Girls and The Century Girls. She won numerous awards for the BBC production Coast. Dunlop, who speaks Romanian, first visited the country in 1992 to work as a volunteer in a local orphanage.

“It was an enormous pleasure for me to present the events and personalities of a country that is so often misunderstood in the West. Hopefully these films will give you the back story and flavor of a remarkable people,” Dunlop said.

The series is a project of ICR London, produced by international production house Storytailors. New episodes, of six-seven minutes in length each, air every week on ICR London’s social media channels. 

The series airs until November 20. 

(Photo: screenshot from first episode)

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Video

Who is Romania: British historian spotlights RO personalities in series streaming online

Who is Romania, a series about Romania’s history, written and presented by British historian and TV presenter Tessa Dunlop, started airing online, on the website and Facebook page of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in London.

The seven-part series aims to promote Romania in an innovative manner and get the public acquainted with some of the country’s remarkable personalities. It spotlights ruler Ștefan cel Mare, Queen Marie of Romania, composer George Enescu, painter Nicolae Grigorescu, sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, author Mihail Sebastian, and director Liviu Ciulei.

The first episode, which aired on October 9, looks at Ștefan cel Mare (Steven the Great), the 15th century prince who fought the Ottomans and built the painted monasteries in Moldavia, today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The episodes answer questions such as: What is the connection between Prince Charles and Dracula? How did Napoleon III support a young Romanian painter? or How did Queen Marie put the country on the media map?

Tessa Dunlop, a specialist in the Romanian – British relations at the beginning of the 20th century, is the author of the works The Bletchley Girls and The Century Girls. She won numerous awards for the BBC production Coast. Dunlop, who speaks Romanian, first visited the country in 1992 to work as a volunteer in a local orphanage.

“It was an enormous pleasure for me to present the events and personalities of a country that is so often misunderstood in the West. Hopefully these films will give you the back story and flavor of a remarkable people,” Dunlop said.

The series is a project of ICR London, produced by international production house Storytailors. New episodes, of six-seven minutes in length each, air every week on ICR London’s social media channels. 

The series airs until November 20. 

(Photo: screenshot from first episode)

[email protected]

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