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Wednesday, June 29 2022 - 19:03
National Inbound and Domestic Tourism Association of Moldova (ANTRIM) launches the documentary film: "A Small Country with a Big Heart"
CHISINAU, Moldova, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

This summer, the newly released documentary film "A Small Country with a Big 
explores the true meaning of hospitality through a little known story from 

Moldova, one of the smallest countries in Europe, welcomed over 450,000 
Ukrainian refugees, known locally as "guests," into their homes and hearts this 
year. This documentary explores how and why Moldova, including its small 
tourism sector, immediately united and responded with open doors. 

The film documents this story through the eyes of eight hosts from five rural 
guest houses throughout Moldova: Sergiu (Hanul lui Hanganu 
[]), Liuba (Vila Roz []), Dan, 
Zaharia and Tatiana (Casa Veche []), 
Ana (Gagauz Sofrasi []), Olesea and Anatol 
(Eco-Resort Butuceni []). On the unexpected front line 
of this humanitarian crisis, they immediately decided to open their guest 
houses, normally used for hosting tourists, to provide safe refuge and a 
welcoming smile to their Ukrainian guests. 

Another important message: the viewer understands from this complex and 
dramatic context the nature of Moldovan hospitality. Genuine, even in times of 

The film also tells the story of how a small tourism sector immediately united 
and acted in response to a humanitarian emergency, as seen through the Moldova 
for Peace campaign []. This 
highlights tourism's potential strength and positive impact. 

Finally, the documentary takes the viewer across Moldova to see some 
undiscovered places in this little known country. What you will see may 
surprise you, and the film invites viewers to visit and experience this 
hospitality for themselves. 

The documentary gets its name from how the international press and United 
Nations began to refer to Moldova because of its heartfelt response to the 
refugee crisis, despite the country's small size of 2.6 million people and 
limited resources.

For more information about "A Small Country with a Big Heart" and how to host 
screenings of the documentary, please get in touch at: 

The documentary is directed by Daniela Donici and Lucia Lupu with production by 
ANTRIM / Lulu Creative. Film image by Lucian Spataru. It is supported by the 
National Inbound and Domestic Tourism Association of Moldova (ANTRIM) 
[] and Moldova Travel [] with the 
support of the EDGE Buy-in Moldova Competitiveness Transition Activity funded 

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Source: National Inbound and Domestic Tourism Association of Moldova (ANTRIM)