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Dreams of Freedom

My name is Marina, I am 9 years old and want to be a filmstar when I grow up. But today I want to tell the story of my mother.

My mother, Diana Cioponea (Ionescu, born in 1969) decided to emigrate from Romania in 1999, ten years after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. She wanted to see the world, work with free media and learn new technologies. She was an engineer and TV/Film producer for …