US/Romania, documentary feature (currently in production)

Following a vibrant community of activists and the creation of Romania’s first museum of LGBTQ+ history, Softly in all directions combines multigenerational stories to reinscribe queer existence into the public record. Forgotten histories entwine with the lives of present-day archivists through a polyphonic saga of political resistance, imagination, and desire.

Director: Anna Barsan
Producer: Shannon Fitzpatrick, Patrick Brăila
Executive Producer: Charlotte Cook
Cinematography: Zara Popovici & Martyna Starosta

Created with generous support provided by Field of Vision and the Sundance Institute.


©2019 Anna Barsan