The documentary „colectiv” has premiered at the International Film Festival in Venice, with the members of the film crew walking on the red carpet on the beats of “The Day We Die”, the song of the rock band Goodbye to Gravity, which was performing in the Colectiv nightclub when the tragedy occurred. A fire on October 30, 2015 has claimed 64 lives and left hundreds injured and mutilated.
“colectiv” directed by Alexander Nanau, is the first Romanian documentary selected within the Venice Festival this year. The documentary is focusing on the deadly fire and the backstage of the fight against corruption in Romania in the period that followed after the blast.
“colectiv” has also been shortlisted at the Toronto Film Festival this year.
The production effort of the documentary has been huge, 14 months of shootings and other 18 months of editing, involving a team of over 60 people from 5 countries and of nine nationalities.
In 2016, Discovery Networks also released a a documentary on the Colectiv tragic fire.