In the period after the fall and bloody execution of Romanian dictator Ceaușescu on Christmas day in 1989, hundreds of thousands Romanians fled to Western Europe. Actress and performer Ioana Tudor was one of them. Back then she was only nine years old and fleeing felt exciting. That changed radically, when she had to keep moving from one place to another. She found consolation in swinging in playgrounds. Twentyfive years later the past is still very close by. This is the story of Ioana Tudor and her father. His story became hers, although that was not intended. By Emmie Kollau
This short documentary is part of ironcurtainproject.eu, a multimedia project that investigates how the heritage of the Iron Curtain that once divided Europe still influences the present and future of Europeans.