On 5 June, the screening of the movie Hawaii was held at the Romanian Institute for Adult Education in Timișoara, Romania, as the first in a series of three screenings. This first event had 15 participants – students, as well as young men and women from local NGOs who were all actively engaged in the film screening and the following discussions. The movie is about a family receiving news of a valuable inheritance in Hawaii, as depicted in the film title, in the context of the last years of communism in Romania, when the terror established by the state was peaking, and the individual property was inexistent. A year later, Romania was the last state in Europe to gain its independence. The audience reflections on the topic were particularly insightful mainly because of the temporal proximity to the phenomenon and knowledge gained through their parents’ storytelling which made them more aware of the restrictions in the authoritarian regime.