29 The Broommaker

The Broommaker (29)

09:00, Friday 03rd July, Theatre B


  • Director: Stefan Scarlatescu (ROM)
  • Year: 2008
  • Run time: 10'
  • Format: mini DV, PAL

Vlaoaia Stan, aged 80, is the last broommaker in Dobra village, Romania. Despite his age, he joyfully and skillfully continues to do what he has done his whole life – domestic brooms.

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