Friday, November 4, 2011
A LECTURE ABOUT MOLDOVA IN PORTO ALEGRE
My father Mauro Tolpolar was invited by the writer Paula Taitelbaum to lecture about our journey to Moldova and the documentary Mamaliga Blues. This free and open event took place at the annual Porto Alegre book fair this November. Some footage of the film, maps and cemetery pictures were shown on a big screen. People that listened and watched it were very interested, asked many questions and even got motivated to search for their own roots. Because Moldova is unknown to most of Brazilians, it is perceived as an exotic and distant country. Mauro was glad to bring to attention a little bit of History in this part of the world.