»The Noise of Letea« traces the sounds of the small place in the romanian North Dobrudscha located in the Donau Delta. Haunted by the henchman of the russian Tsar for religious reasons, a ukrainian minority was searching for shelter more than 300 years ago. Their descendants speak a specificly cultivated Russian until today which is not spoken elsewhere in the world. Children doesn’t have compulsory education, there is no police or a mayoral, people horse-ride to pubs, horses run free and the cattle returns to their farms itself.
The sound directs: a donkey yells, the wind whistles; the hinge plunges in the river, rural work, traditional chants, the chuffs of a self-built vehicles.
Ten of 2000 inhabitants are employed, the others are self-supporters.
A place on the edge of Europe. A place forgotten by Europe.
Director: Matthias Leupold
Sound und Sounddesign: Manja Ebert
Camera Operator: Eric Berg
Editing: Matthias Leupold, Manja Ebert
Editor: Nadja Mahler
Boatman and translations: Calin Mihai
Assistant: Magdalena Peralta