Chiara Ceolin | Florina

Florina witnessed her drunk father beating her mother to death.
She was fifteen at that time. Her sister and herself were put in an orphanage, their father in prison. Three years later she turned eighteen and left the orphanage.
She moved in her grandmother’s house with her boyfriend Georgiu. The house is kept exactly as her grandmother left it. Actually, Florina doesn’t want to change anything as if her grandmother is still alive.

As a consequence of her traumatic experience, Florina suffers of sudden mood swings. She gets very angry for little things or extremely happy, as a very young girl. Georgiu finds it difficult to deal with her and has sought for psychological support for both of them. Unfortunately the Romanian Health System doesn’t allocate funds for that. She sometimes visits the local surgery and talks with nurses even if there isn’t much they can do for her.

Florina and Georgiu work as cowherds in a small village in the poorest side of Romania, Moldavia. Their income is 150 euros each per month, not enough to save anything for a better life. Both of them dream of leaving the country, as her father will be freed from prison in few years and they don’t want to be around by that time.



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