LANDLOCKED (39 min) is a documentary film by Maarten de Kroon made in close collaboration with Nora Dorogan and Denis Bartenev about the relation between Moldova and the Black Sea. Moldova is a landlocked country. During ages Moldova had and didn’t have direct access to the Black Sea. History gives and takes. Moldova was temporarily a state on it’s own, part of the Roman Empire, Dacia, Romania, the Ottoman Empire, Russia and the Sovjet Union. Since the collapse of the Sovjet Union, Moldova is a Republic, an independent state. For many Moldovans, during this last period , being part of the Sovject Union, it felt they had easy and direct access to the Black Sea. Visiting places like Zatoka and Sergeevka on the Black Sea coast, it felt as if they were visiting ‘their’ Black Sea. Nowadays, living in Moldova, you need a passport to go to the seaside. For some, this feels strange. As if they lost the sea. For others it doesn’t feel strange at all, because they felt going there was like going to another country, Ukraine. In LANDLOCKED people speak about their relation with the Black Sea, their memories, dreams, ideas, art and opinions. There is history too, and a visionary view on what it means not to see the sea, the horizon, that’s always there and at the same time invisible. The sea as a metaphor for infinite possibilities.