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Chuck Norris vs Communism focuses on the power of pirated VHS tapes in communist Romania and the role they played in overthrowing the regime.
Please watch a short trailer of our feature doc here:
About the film:
Chuck Norris vs Communism is a UK/Romania coproduction.
In the 1980's, Romania's communist regime reached its most drastic stage. TV was reduced to two hours of broadcast, focused mostly on praising the dictator.
Hidden from the scrutinising eyes of the Secret Police, Irina Nistor dubbed over 5,000 foreign blockbusters that entered the country illegally and were distributed on the black market.
Her husky and high-pitched voice became a symbol of freedom and Chuck Norris, Van Damme and Bruce Lee became national heroes.
Chuck Norris vs Communism is a film about a phenomenon that took hold of an entire country. It is a film about a Mafia-like operation. It is also a film about the love of film and ultimately, a film about oppressive regimes, censorship, freedom and creativity.
Twitter: @ChuckvCommunism, @MaraVernonFilms
We are currently preparing for production and we are looking to develop our audiences, reach out to communities who might be interested in our project and generally spread our love for 80s cinema.