Alina Mungiu Pippidipippidi@hertie-school.org
Alina Mungiu Pippidi is a Romanian policy expert and a journalist. She is currently Professor of Democracy Studies at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She has authored numerous books and articles in English, French and Romanian. In 2002-2003 she was the writer and director of the BBC documentary "A Tale of Two Villages" based on her book "Deux villages" (Paris: l'Harmattan), broadcast in summer 2003 by BBC World Service. She was News Director of Romanian Public Television among other media positions. She will write the script and run the interviews.
Relevant works by AMP for the present project are: "Beyond the New Borders", Journal of Democracy, Vol. 15, Issue 1, January, 2004, pp. 48-61; "Europe's Desert of Tartars' Challenge: The Borders of the Enlarged European Union", European University Institute, S. Domenico di Fiesole, 2001. Robert Schuman Working Paper 35 p. 2001/43; "Confier l'Europe, un jeu infini", in Pouvoirs, Seuil, Paris, 106/ 2003, pp 131-151 ;"Facing the Desert of Tartars: Europe's Eastern Border Challenge", in Jan Zielonka, Europe Unbound, London, Routledge, 2002.
Sinisa Dragin is a Serb film director who graduated from Academy of Film and Drama, Bucharest, Romania,and a Reuters TV International News Agency cameraman since 1992. He filmed both fiction and non-fiction.
Among his film awards: Main Prize, Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany The Sorrow of Black Gold (1994); European Grand Prize for TV Screenplay, Geneva, Switzerland; Long Journey by Train (1997); Special Award European Forum of Cinema of Strasbourg , France Long Journey by Train (1998);Special Award of the Jury, Festival de Cinema "Europe Latine et Francophone", Dijon, France Long Journey by Train; (1998); First Prize, La Palma The Sorrow of Black Gold (1998); The Tiger Award, Rotterdam, Holland - The Prize for the Best Director for God Kisses us on the mouth Every Day (2002), The Prize for the Best Director, Alba, Italy idem.
He will direct the documentary.