DIRECTOR: Alexander Nanau VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | ENDS 1/17
In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
Nanau's damning film - applicable to political failures around the world - goes beyond that, exposing the very roots of corruption and exploring the harm it does.Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
Nanau has made an informative documentary about a story that most Americans never heard of, and pulls the lens back just enough to encapsulate the low and dishonest age of global populism.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post