Two AGERPRES documentaries, at SIMFEST Festival in Targu Mures

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The documentaries "Discover Romania with Peter Hurley" and "People of the Danube Delta, the realm between the waters" produced by AGERPRES will compete at SIMFEST International Festival of Independent Televisions and Producers, taking place from August 14 to 20 August in Targu Mures.

Peter Hurley, the Irish traveler in love with Romania and its traditions

The two AGERPRES documentaries participate in the documentary film section of the 14th edition of SIMFEST, the only television festival in the country dedicated largely to local and regional televisions, as well as to independent producers.

The documentary "Discover Romania with Peter Hurley" will open the festival's series of screenings on Monday, starting 18:30 hrs, at the Singeorgiu de Mures Cultural House.

"Discover Romania with Peter Hurley" tells the story of the Irishman who traveled on foot from the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta to the Peasant's Museum in Bucharest, in love with Romania, with the Romanians' traditions and hospitality.

The second AGERPRES documentary entered into the competition, "People of the Danube Delta, the realm between the waters", presents the Danube Delta through some locals' life stories, be they Lipovans, Ukrainians or Greeks. To them, the Danube Delta is the sole place called "home."

SIMFEST will screen artistic and documentary films from the country and from abroad, and will also host book launches and photo exhibitions, workshops, debates, and creative camps for journalists.

The documentary "Discover Romania with Peter Hurley" can be watched online at and "The Realm between the Waters" at

SIMFEST is the annual meeting point of Romanian TV specialists, ambitious students, independent producers and media enthusiasts, a competition meant to identify and mould values and talents, to give them the necessary validation and to create a connection with an environment in which they can develop.

Established in 1889, AGERPRES is Romania's National News Agency. Its role is to deliver balanced, impartial information, and to be the main information source for the country's citizens and institutions, and the most important source of news about Romania, abroad.

Ever since 1921, the agency has had a ceaseless transmission of news and information. AGERPRES services include: themed news feeds, the press photo services and archive, the press monitoring service, the video and multimedia services, the documentary feed, as well as printing services. AGERPRES (RO — author: Florentina Peia, editor: Florin Marin; EN — author: Simona Iacob, editor: Razvan-Adrian Pandea)

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