The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

COLLECTIVE: Screening + Q&A


Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Watch the trailer of the film HERE

The documentary film is available to watch on Dogwoof’s streaming platform for a rental/purchase fee.

Q&A conversation of 20 Jan 2021

  • Alexander Nanau – Director of COLLECTIVE
  • Cătălin Tolontan – Journalist featured in COLLECTIVE
  • Daniel Gorman – Director of English PEN
  • Chaired by Crina Boros, investigative journalist and CIJ Trainer.

Organised together with Dogwoof and English PEN

Film reviews

“[It] digs deeper through the morass of power, corruption and lies. You keep waiting for someone to say, ‘Forget it, Jake, it’s Bucharest.”

David Fear – Rolling Stone
[Full review]

“For all the horror, Nanau is an exhilarating film-maker, trusting us to keep pace without talking heads.”

Danny Leigh – Financial Times
[Full review]

“It is so disturbing, but also very rewarding in the sense of how journalism ought to function.”

Claudia Puig – FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
[Full review]


20 January 2021 – Q&A


Alexander Nanau

Alexander Nanau is a German-Romanian film director and producer. Alexander was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1979. His family belongs to the Transylvanian Saxons, a cultural minority of German descent who have lived for generations in Romania.

Crina Boroş

Crina Boroş is an award-winning investigative reporter who crunches data and gathers forensic evidence in parallel with field reporting. A freelance, she has been published by the BBC, Reuters, openDemocracy and Unearthed among many.

Cătălin Tolontan

Cătălin Tolontan is a Romanian investigative journalist based in Bucharest.

Daniel Gorman

Daniel Gorman is the Director of English PEN. He joined PEN from the Shubbak Festival, where as its Executive Director he grew the festival in scale and scope to become the largest festival of Arab culture in the UK.


  • 20 January 2021 19.00–20.15 Time zone: GMT
Time zone: GMT
Location: Online
Cine Club
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