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International Literacy Day – video by Ileana Gherghina

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Inspired by International Literacy Day, Ileana Gherghina created this short video with Romanian poem while baking traditional pita bread.

Video concept/filming: Ileana Gherghina
Text by: Miron Rau Paraschivescu (translated by Ileana Gherghina)
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Ileana Gherghina is Romanian artist who is part of the Live Art Performance Group – LAPER Oxford. She is also the co-founder of Nu Nu Platform: a research-through-practice theatre platform (

Watch the video:

Pita bread recipe:

flour, a pinch of salt and water. to 300 grams of flour, add the salt and bit by bit the lukewarm water, to make a clay-like dough. Leave the dough to rest for 30 minutes. Shape the pita and bake it in a cast iron pan, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

The text in the video is Alfabetizare by Miron Radu Paraschivescu.

In Romanian:

A-ac, B-bec, C-cec…
învăţăm cu hotărâre
asprele certitudini ale semnelor
ca să ne ştim mai bine
îndoi de noi înşine.

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