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Romanian Documentary

World Premiere Film: Through the Iron Curtain - From Romania

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

World Premiere Film

Through the Iron Curtain - From Romania

Documenting Romanian Immigration to Minnesota During Communism

ASI joins the Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota (HORA) for the world premiere of Through the Iron Curtain - From Romania, a film regarding the immigration of Romanians to Minnesota during the Communist era.

Special guests include Don Shelby, former WCCO TV anchor, and Patrick Ledrary, Romanian Honorary Consul Minneapolis. Based on oral history recordings, it is the second in HORA’s trilogy of documentary films about Romanian immigration produced by Twin Cities Public Broadcast Television, which will broadcast it on TPT channels on Sun., November 5.


  • Welcome - A culinary & artistic taste of Romania
  • Through The Iron Curtain - New documentary screening
  • Panel discussion moderated by Don Shelby, former WCCO TV anchor
  • Tour of the ASI Mansion
  • Cash bar available for purchase.

HORA is also joining ASI as a community partner for our 2017 Jul festivities to highlight Romanian and other Christmas traditions

To purchase film tickets, please visit


HORA film
HORA documentary film

This project was made possible with the vision and support of the State of Minnesota for documenting and preserving our state’s history


MSAB Legacy Funding



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