Fisher College is pleased to announce the U.S. film premiere of the feature documentary Decoding Dacia in memory of Nicholas Dimancescu, Fisher College graduate, on November 15, 2012 at 6pm in the Alumni Hall, 118 Beacon Street, Boston.
Decoding Dacia is a 50 minute documentary produced by Kogainon Films that explores the legacy of the Dacian Kingdom from “past to present” through the lens of Rome’s invasion and conquest between 101 and 106 AD. The film premiered at a UNESCO event in Florence, Italy on September 20, 2012 and in Bucharest, Romania on September 24, 2012. This will be its premiere in the United States. All of the material in the film is original. Specially featured for the first-time are 3D digital reconstructions of Sarmizegetusa, the Dacian capital; the fortress of Blidaru; the enormous Roman Bridge across the Danube; and Trajan’s Forum and Column in Rome.
Created as the third film in a series entitled “Romania at War,” the documentary production was launched in January 2011 by Nicholas Dimancescu, Fisher College graduate of the class of 2007. In May 2011, while filming above Cioclovina Cave in the Carpathian Mountains,
Dimancescu died tragically in a fall from a high cliff. His family and film company colleagues, inspired by his passion for exploring his Romanian origins, decided to complete his film. With advice from Romanian and American archaeologists and historians, the film was completed. It was timed to coincide with the 1900th anniversary of the inaugural of Trajan’s Forum in Rome in 112 AD and Trajan’s Column a year later. Both Trajan’s Forum and Column were built with the plunder won from the conquest of Dacia.
A scholarship has been created in memory of Nicholas Dimancescu on behalf of his parents. The scholarship totals $7,500 and will be awarded to three recipients who will receive $2,500 each.
"We have stayed close to his interest in filming the rugged Carpathian Mountain landscapes and people who still populate the areas once inhabited by Dacians," says his father and producer, Dan Dimancescu. "Much of our work involved filming both from the ground and from the air over the Sarmizegetusa zone and the Danube River Iron Gates. This approach gives life to ancient legacies embedded in the contemporary landscapes."
“We are very proud to premiere Decoding Dacia here at Fisher College for the first time in Boston,” states Dr. Thomas M. McGovern, President of Fisher College. “Nicholas was an exceptional student filled with life, determination, and a passion for exploring the world. Our thoughts will be with him and the Dimancescu family on this night as we remember an incredible young man who braved the landscapes of Romania to tell an ancient story.”
About Kogainon Films
Kogainon Films is a new-media production company completing projects from pre- to post-production. It works under contract to commercial and private clients. Media productions (film, web, print) are created for advertising, public broadcast, in-house, and web site access. Production offices are maintained in Boston (USA) and Bucharest (Romania). For more information, visit www.kogainonfilms.com.
About Fisher College
Fisher is an accredited four-year college located in Boston’s historic Back Bay with instructional site locations in Boston, Brockton, New Bedford, and North Attleborough. The College provides affordable, real-world educations that prepare students to achieve their career goals and compete in today’s challenging economy. Fisher believes that college is more than just an education—it’s a life-changing experience. For over a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing opportunities to students focused on the three most important aspects of a college experience: education, dedication, and life. Small classes deliver personalized educational instruction, and Fisher’s dedicated faculty, staff, and alumni work collaboratively to ensure students have the tools they need to succeed during college and through the college-to-career transition.
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