BarakaMoviePosterBARAKA – a non-narrative documentary on human life, different cultures, religion and nature. The director is the American Ron Fricke, his documentary being included in Roger Ebert’s ‘Great Movies’ list.

 *Roger Ebert – American journalist, “the most powerful pundit in America” according to Forbes

Documentary here 



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Thanksgiving Is Upon Us

The American Club has the pleasure of inviting you to an event on Thursday, the 22nd of November, where we can celebrate Thanksgiving together.

This occasion will give us the chance to get to know each other better and to experience the celebration of an American national holiday by partaking in food, songs and games.

The event will be taking place in room TP8 in the T building, and will start at 18:00 P.M.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please confirm if you are attending by replying to by Sunday, the 18th of November.

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Lego, Learn n’ Music On

For those who were still sleeping, our professor Elijah Ferbrache together with his wife (who is also a great cook and singer :D) performed the “Battle of New Orleans”. No, they didn’t start shooting. They just charmed us with this war song you’ll watch bellow. It’s about the decisive battle of the War of 1812 fought between (of course) the British guys and the awesome and cool and so and so Freedom guys (now is this racism…joke :))) [now a lil’joke doesn’t harm anyone cause we tackle democrats here (okay, let’s not be donkeys if you understand me..elephants…donkeys..they are all animals after all :D]. So yeah, if you want more information just “Wikipedia” it and here I quote: “it’s so much great stuff…and it’s for free” (Prof. Ferbrache).

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Become a Volunteer!

Firm Foundations Romania is looking for volunteers for the Teenage Program!

You will have the opportunity to bound new friendships, to help the teenagers from Budila to develop as individuals and to contribute to their education and also to practice your English.

If you are interested and if you would like to help, please click the link below or contact FFR at


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Why the American government does not work?

The American Club would like to invite you to a very special event open to the Faculty of Letters.

Dr. Babcock, a professor of History, at Hastings College, will be giving a lecture on Why the American government does not work? The event will take place on Thursday, April 12th, at 9:50 AM and will be hosted in the T building, room TP4.

Please confirm you attendance by replying to this e-mail:


The American Club.

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Flags of our Fathers & Letters from Iwo Jima

Flags of our Fathers is about a concept: heroism. And if you want to see what happens when heroism is settled within american media,  get a beer, vodka, chocolate, popcorn etc and watch it. When the movie is over you will go to the toilet (cause’ both the the draft and snack wrapper are empty) and while sitting on the throne, thinking how great is Clint Eastwood, you will want to discover the same concept but from the japanese perspective and for this you will watch Letters from Iwo Jima. 

Firstly carefully study this photo.

As you can(n’t) see there are six soldiers rising their “patriotism”. The pose is perfect, charming, fantastic…three of these men died after several days in the battle; the other three survived and became a “kind of heroes” for the americans. “kind of” because for american media being a hero turned to be nothing else but a business.

  Flags of our Fathers, depicts the story of the three surviving soldiers that raised the flag on Iwo Jima (the place of the battle against the japanese). You will discover how media transformed the “heroes” in actors of a business. Other things that are not actually as they seem to be in the picture above are exposed in the movie. In a way the truth is kind of ironic.

 The three soldiers (the real ones) with the original flag raised on Iwo Jima. On the left is Hayes, a native american that fought in the second WW. The movie tackles the situation of native americans too.

On the other hand, Flags of our Fathers, is a movie about fighting for your country  comrades.  To see how the head of your fellow is flying smoothly on the backround of the grey sky, or how was he transformed in a piece of red meet by the japanese is…

…whatever…  if you want to see more red meet watch Letters from Iwo Jima, is the same battle but from the japanese perspective. Clint Eastwood managed to be successful with this movie too. Very good jap actors and it depicts the japanese soul (samurai soul to be more exact) very well. The japanese can’t be defeated… or they don’t give the chance to be. The only ones who can lay a finger on them are themselves. Yeah. The same strategy: neo seppuku aka suicide

D. H

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Christmas Event

Please join us at Casa Baiulescu on 15th December from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to celebrate Christmas together. We will have hot chocolate, cookies, carols and a short film How the Grinch stole Christmas.  

The American Club looks forward to seeing you there.

Please confirm your attendance at

P.S. The American Club is organizing events for American Studies Students!!! 

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1. Why “America” and not “Columbia”?

A brief introduction

different visions

Ok. Read more about this subject here:

or here:

and finally here: (this article is good)

Hope it helped your general culture to cheer up a lil’ bit.

D. H


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Thanksgiving Day Event

 Are you hungry?  We are going to feed  your knowledge by introducing you to the American culture and to give you the chance to discover Thanksgiving’s history, taste some American pie and drink some Coke.

P.S. For those of you who don’t know, Casa Baiulescu is located in LIVADA POSTEI, on

B-dul Eroilor, Nr.33

This event is only for American Studies Students!


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Hello World!!!

We are the club, THE AMERICAN CLUB

…and our aim is to promote the American Culture.

We are organising events related to history, culture and entertainment. This blog will also provide you information about books, movies, news and things that will help you to improve your knowledge and that will be useful for your exams.

Also, if you have any questions about America, we are your Cultural Dictionary

Contact: or you can also find us on Facebook   – American Club.

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