‘Invisible Lives: Romanian Night Workers in London’ – Short Film Documentary by Iulius-Cezar Macarie

Join us for the screening of the short film documentary – Invisible Lives: Romanian Night Workers in London – followed by a short discussion with Iulius-Cezar Macarieand Tim Marrinan.

Global cities like London have an incessant rhythm of consumption that needs to be maintained around-the-clock. This short film shines a light on the invisible lives of people working at night whilst the majority sleep or enjoy the nocturnal life.Invisible Lives is a short documentary that explores the experiences of Romanians working at night in London.

This film features night workers in construction and hotelier industries, a sex worker on the street and a market trader. They share their stories that encapsulate the highs and lows of night work, from moments of danger to moments of tranquillity when the night meets the day.

These people’s lives are hardened by threats from pimps and punters or from tiring 12-hour nightshifts. The night workers’ experiences are revealed in snapshots through audio stories interviews combined with a visual portrait of nocturnal London – a city that never sleeps.

Iulius-Cezar Macarie gr­ew up in Romania and collaborates with Nightlaboratory. From September 2013, he will be an ‘INTEGRIM’ Early-Stage Researcher at the Center for Policy Studies, and in parallel a PhD candidate in Sociology and Social Anthropology, at the Central European University, Budapest.

Tim Marrinan is a documentary filmmaker working primarily exploring issues relating to art, culture and society. He currently makes films for the National Theatre and his recent short film Beam Drop screened internationally at film festivals and was aired on television in the UK (Sky Arts), the US (Plum TV).

After the screening you are invited to a reception sponsored by DeliTwist.

Part of Roundtable Projects 2013.
Roundtable Projects is an open platform for cultural projects developed in partnership with the members of the Romanian community in the UK. For more details about this programme please visit our website at

Poster by Cristian Luchian/ Immersive Design

Duration 20 June 2013 - 20 June 2013
Cost Admission free (RSVP at bookings@romanianculturalcentre.org.uk)
Venue Romanian Cultural Centre London/The Raţiu Fou
Address Manchester Square 18 Fitzhardinge Street London W1H 6EQ, ,
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