romanian youth / 2017
While Romania celebrated ten years of its membership in the European Union in 2017, it is still one of the poorest countries in the EU. Major parts of its young generation are dreaming about a future abroad.
Octavian and Maria met at a party a couple of month ago. Both are still in highschool. Maria wants to go to college and study abroad, Octavian dreams about an international football career. Football is not big enough in Romania he says, so he will have to move abroad, too.
"I always wanted to be a prosecutor but I changed my mind a little bit, because I need to know latin very well but I'm not very good at it right now." - Ana Jora
"I want to become a hair stylist!", Horatiu says. He and Diana have met five month ago and fell in love. Diana dreams about an international acting career, she loves movies like "The blue Lagoon".
Paula is still a student at Brasov's highschool. She would like to do something with art, because she likes to express herself through her projects. She does "free hugs" for pleasure and because she wants to see a lot of smiles.
Horia wants to study Informatics to become a successful men and try to change something in this country. He wants to change how things work, almost everything. "I don't like how this country is ruled. I want to try to change the thinking of normal people."
Beatrice is going to study architecture in Cluj-Napoca. She wants to change the surface of the city, move to Italy and meet people. "Architecture is my passion", she says.
Bianca: "I want to impact people with a topic that I am passionate about, but I haven't found out in what field yet." Dragos: "I want to be happy, money is not the truth. I want to go to Cluj to the Arts Faculty, to become photographer. Not to Bukarest, because it stinks methaphorical and physically".
Ana just finished school, she dosn't have a plan for the future yet. Her boyfriend Michael is a professional card player and earns enough for the moment.