The UNESCO Memory of the World program in Romania
Article published on 29-06-2023
"Drăguș, the life of a Romanian village" is the proposal from the National Film Archive and was the first documentary film produced by the Seminar of Sociology, Ethics, and Politics at the University of Bucharest from July 15th to August 15th, 1929, in the village of Drăguș, Făgăraș. The film depicts the activities and customs of a romanian mountain village.
„The Psalter in verse”, translated and versified by Metropolitan Dosoftei (1624-1693), holds a double significance as the first poetic work within the Romanian cultural area and the first versified translation from the Eastern Orthodox space. This act itself aligns with the spirit of Western humanism, where the practice of translating and versifying the Psalms had already become a tradition through the efforts of personalities such as Jean Calvin, Clément Marot, Jean Passerat in France, or Jan Kochanowski in Poland.
The ceremony took place at the headquarters of the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO, which serves as the secretariat for the Memory of the World program.