From University to Prison

DVD Release: May 22, 2012
From University to Prison
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Synopsis

Of the numerous intellectuals arrested after the Communist takeover of Romania, one was renowned psychologist Nicolae Margineanu. At the height of his professional career, this respected academic was arrested, subject to a show-trial and sentenced to 25 years in a brutal prison. His personal life and career were irreversibly damaged, and his wife and children suffered greatly.

Dove Review

Nicolae Margineanu was a well-educated psychologist in Romania who had studied in the United States, England and his homeland. But when the communist regime took over Romania and Tasmania, he was unlawfully framed and sent to prison for 25 years. There he was stripped of his profession. He spent 16.5 years in prison, where he was tortured, forced to write declarations, and had no contact with his family.

This documentary of Margineanu’s life includes interviews with political prisoners who knew him; they were intrigued by this man’s steadfast values and love for truth even after he was released. Nicolae wrote books and kept his values intact through good times and bad. His life is an amazing testament to endurance.

“From University to Prison” is awarded the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages, though younger viewers may get bored with it.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Being framed and arrested; discussion regarding prison treatment.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Banned from receiving mail or having contact with family.

Info

Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Producer: Nita Chivulescu
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 49 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe