Teodora Mihai (1981) is a Belgian-Romanian documentary maker and scriptwriter. She was born in Bucharest, Romania, under Nicolae Ceausescu’s dictatorship. In '89 she came to Belgium and was reunited with her parents, who had fled there the year before. Mihai studied film at the Sarah Lawrence College in Upstate New York and worked as script supervisor, assistant director and TV maker. Afterwards, she took a training as scriptwriter and with the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund she is now combining writing on a script called Little Lies with directing work on documentary films.

After Waiting for August, she is developing, in collaboration with the young Mexican writer Habacuc Antonio de Rosario, the documentary film They Call them Disposables, about teenage orphans of the Mexican drug war.

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Teodora Mihai

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La Civil

  • Corruption
  • Organised crime

MEXICO - La Civil tells the story of Cielo, a mother in search of her daughter, abducted by a criminal cartel in Northern Mexico. As the authorities fail to offer support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands and turns from housewife into avenging activist. The story was inspired by true events.

Waiting For August

  • Equality
  • Youth
  • Human Rights
  • Education

Georgiana Halmac, eldest daughter of her family, turns fifteen this winter. She lives with her six siblings in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau (Romania). Their mother Liliana, an economic migrant in Torino, will not be back before Summer.