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Collective: Unravelling a Scandal - Storyville

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Documentary about a fraud scandal in Romania's healthcare system that was exposed after survivors of a nightclub fire began dying in suspicious circumstances while recovering in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. When a new health minister was subsequently appointed, journalists follow his attempts, in the face of monumental obstacles, to reform a system riddled with corruption.
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If you’re ever in doubt about the value of a free press, this Oscar-nominated Romanian doc is the perfect corrective. It’s a low-key but startling and occasionally shocking film about a fire in a Bucharest nightclub in 2015, and the fact that more people died of bacterial infections in hospital afterwards due to deliberately diluted disinfectant than during the fire itself (64 died in total). 

The dogged journalists of the Sports Gazette (yes, really) reveal infinite layers of corruption, and the repercussions spread, leading to resignations and the attempts of a well-meaning new health minister – “Hello, I am Vlad” – to make a difference. Meanwhile, survivors and families try to take stock of their loss. 

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  • Collective: Unravelling a Scandal - Storyville

    Summary

    Documentary about a fraud scandal in Romania's healthcare system that was exposed after survivors of a nightclub fire began dying in suspicious circumstances while recovering in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. When a new health minister was subsequently appointed, journalists follow his attempts, in the face of monumental obstacles, to reform a system riddled with corruption.
    Recommended

    Review

    If you’re ever in doubt about the value of a free press, this Oscar-nominated Romanian doc is the perfect corrective. It’s a low-key but startling and occasionally shocking film about a fire in a Bucharest nightclub in 2015, and the fact that more people died of bacterial infections in hospital afterwards due to deliberately diluted disinfectant than during the fire itself (64 died in total). 

    The dogged journalists of the Sports Gazette (yes, really) reveal infinite layers of corruption, and the repercussions spread, leading to resignations and the attempts of a well-meaning new health minister – “Hello, I am Vlad” – to make a difference. Meanwhile, survivors and families try to take stock of their loss. 

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerAlexander Nanau
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