The film, called VIRGO, is a journey through the unique territory

and virgin forests of Romania.
An environmental non-verbal conservation story that want to
strikes people’s emotions.

More than 5000 Km

More than 70 different locations
across Romania

55 days on the road

Romania has the most unique biodiversity and virgin ecosystem in Europe. However, its forests are threatened by illegal deforestation and a lack of conservation awareness.

Romania is the last country of Europe dealing with existing Virgin Forests. This treasure is not even known and understood by most of its people.

We had the chance to meet an countless number of people and smiles while explaining our project and asking permission to capture images. 

The corruption is still very present in Romania and the wood industry took advantage of the public lands and properties at the end of Communism. 

Our aim is to inspire change. To encourage conservation and good actions for all forms of life. To collaborate with passionate people, with hard-working leaders that want to make of this world a better place.

We want to take advantage of the power of storytelling and film-making to raise awareness about the importance of their conservation. 

But also;

♥ Remind the Romanian people themselves the beauty of their territory, the abundance of cultural and natural treasures and the power they have in their hands in order to keep this unique habitat alive for their children.

♥ Show the European people the luck and duty they got. Europe is a country of wonders and dreams. Our differences are our biggest strenght. We must open the eyes about what it is to be saved and protected right now.

♥ In the largest scale, show to the world one example of mission we must all focus on, coming back to realise the gratitude we got for Nature itself. By taking our viewers to unique corners of this country, we want to rescue an ancient human-nature relationship.

A connection that, today, seems to be lost. 

PLANET SAVE - VIRGIN FORESTS AND THEIR UNIQUE BIODIVERSITY: A FILM IN THE MAKING

Virgin forests — also known as old-growth, primeval, or even ancient woodlands— have the distinction of being very old and nearly untouched by humans. They are rare, in that much of our world’s forests have been razed one or even several times. Virgin forests exhibit unique ecological features such as species richness, wilderness, conservation value, and resilience.

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ON PASSE A L'ACTE - PORTER SECOURS AU ``POUMON DE L'EUROPE`` EN LE VALORISANT DANS UN FILM

L’équipe internationale Volod Hendrix Media Production a décidé de produire, d’écrire, de réaliser et de diffuser un film visant à sensibiliser le public à la préservation de la biodiversité des forêts vierges de Roumanie, aussi appelées « poumon de l’Europe ».

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GREENTUMBLE - SAVING ROMANIA'S FORESTS

International media production team VolodHendrix are fundraising through kickstarter to film Virgo, a documentary which will take viewers on a trip across Romania’s virgin forests. The documentary will explore about 4,000 kilometres in 70 different locations to showcase Romania’s unique biodiversity which is important for the whole of the European continent and indeed the world.

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GENERATION ERASMUS + FRANCE - FAIRE UNE RENCONTRE ET CHANGER DE VIE

Elle est Française, il est Roumain, ils se sont rencontrés en Norvège, lors de leur voyage Erasmus en 2015. Toujours amoureux, mais plus étudiants, Lise et Vlad travaillent aujourd’hui ensemble sur un projet vidéo.

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MAXISCIENCES - UN PERIPLE DE 5000 KM A TRAVERS LA ROUMANIE

La Roumanie abrite la plus grande surface de forêts vierges d’Europe. Mais ces forêts ont perdu en quelques décennies des centaines de milliers d’arbres coupés illégalement pour alimenter le marché du bois. Un fléau que Volod Hendrix, une équipe de jeunes réalisateurs, a décidé de mettre en lumière dans son futur documentaire : VIRGO.

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L'INFO DURABLE MAG - VIRGO : UN DOCUMENTAIRE IMMERSIF AU COEUR DES DERNIERES FORETS VIERGES D'EUROPE

Voyage contemplatif et poétique au cœur des forêts vierges de Roumanie, le documentaire Virgo nous rappelle que les derniers poumons verts de l’Europe sont aujourd’hui menacés de déforestation. Les deux réalisateurs Lise Hendrix (Française) et Vlad Sacaleanu (Roumain) seront présents à la première diffusion française du film, samedi 5 janvier, à Paris. Interview.

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GEO MAG - VIRGO, UNE PLONGEE IMMERSIVE POUR ALERTER SUR LA DISPARITION DES FORETS VIERGES DE ROUMANIE

Deux jeunes réalisateurs, Lise Hendrix et Vlad Săcăleanu, ont réalisé un périple de 5.500 kilomètres au coeur des dernières forêts vierges de l’Europe, en Roumanie. Un voyage qui leur a permis de réaliser VIRGO, un documentaire immersif qui alerte sur la déforestation dont ces forêts sont victimes.

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FESTIVALS / EVENTS

Serile Filmului Romanesc AVANT-PREMIERE // 9 JUNE 2018 Iasi, Romania

Pelicam PREMIERE // 21 – 24 JUNE 2018 Tulcea, Romania

Filmul de Piatra SPECIAL SCREENING // 12 – 15 JULY 2018 Piatra Neamt, Romania

Asociatia STUP – Social Trading Urban Place & Uleiosul – GREEN DAY EVENT// 14 JULY 2018 HUBRICA Iasi, Romania

Zlatna International Ethnographic Film Festival (ZIEFF) – SELECTION// 10 AUGUST 2018 – Romania

Taratsa International Film Festival – SELECTION // 22 AUGUST 2018 – Thessaloniki, Greece

SHORT to the Point – SELECTION // 13 SEPTEMBER – Bucharest, Romania

Universal Kids Film Festival // 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Tuzla, Istanbul

ZERO PLUS International Film Festival – SELECTION // 1 – 7 OCTOBER 2018 Tyumen city, Siberia

Sandalia Sustainability Film Festival – SELECTED // 6 OCTOBER 2018 – Sassari, Sassari

China International Green Film Week – SELECTED // 10 OCTOBER – Beijing, China

GNG Green Earth Film Festival – SEMI FINAL // 19 – 21 OCTOBER 2018 – Los Angeles, USA

Docuart Fest – SELECTED // 6 NOVEMBER, 2018 – Bucharest, Romania

Volda University College – STUDENT PROJECTION // 8 DECEMBER 2018 – Volda, Norway

Ground Control – CULTURAL EVENT // 5 JANUARY 2019 – Paris, France

VIRGO BAGS !
These beautiful Virgo hang bags were created with the help of @REDU.
The funds we’ll get from those goodies will go directly in the Virgo project, helping us to cover the festivals fees in order to send our little movie all world around and spread more of Romania love and beauty !
Big Thank you to Ivan Dujmusic & Lise Hendrix for the Designs
.
If you are interested to get one of them, contact us !
.
#virgoproject #virgothemovie #volodhendrix

POSTCARDS VIRGO
Get your set of Postcards from the Virgo project!
The funds will go directly to the Virgo project as well.

Julia Torjak

Beautiful Hungarian Animator from Norway.
Instagram : @juliatorjak

Magnus

Norwegian
Digital Art

Noemi Valentíny

Pencil,
Czech Republic

Julien Bisiaux

alias Sciée Naine
His Illustration Page is focused on the French actuality

Mariely Barboza

Venezuela
Digital Art

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