Martha Buia (Self)Catinca BarbulescuAmza DimaTudor DumitruTomas Otto GhelaDaria-Elena GhibaErica IonescuFilip-Anghel MarinescuAvi MeilmanSophia Mustareata
Government of Children is a pioneering transmedia documentary franchise (3D film/VR /participatory web/ webseries) created by Ioana Mischie that empowers children all over the world to see themselves as leaders and design and co-design their societal futures. How would children perceive the core-problems of our society? What solutions would they envisage? How would they lead if they would have the power? What would they prioritize? Government of Children I was released as the first pilot project of the initiative. As modern Romania celebrated 100 years of existence in 2018, we have invited 100 children to envisage the next 100 years in the first stereoscopic feature documentary that archives their civic imagination. Their visions are not only tangible utopias, but also meaningful and thought-provoking statements in today's controversial societies. The film reunites more than 15 chapters reimagining the education, architecture, transportation, healthcare, technology, justice, leadership of the society. Each vision opens up an entire set of practices for an improved world. The documentary has a multi-layered architecture, having not only a bold artistic approach but also a multitude of educational, social, ethical layers that creatively expand the former borders of cinema. Government of Children I became the first Romanian 3D documentary, aiming to portray each child as an immersive statue of an emerging leader. With numerous layers of innovation, the project is part of an ever-expanding cinematic universe.