Documentary | Short | 17 min 47 sec
Since the collapse of the communist regime in 1989, Bulgaria has experienced the most extreme population decline in the world. Low birth rates, high death rates, and emigration have pushed many villages to the verge of extinction. Altimir explores life in one of Bulgaria’s disappearing villages haunted by the promises of communism and capitalism.
About the Artist
Kay Hannahan is a Queens-based filmmaker originally from Minnesota. She codirected the series Lost in Bulgaria, which was nationally broadcast in 2011, and has spent years making films in Bulgaria, where she was a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her work has screened nationally and internationally at venues such as Crane Arts, Nova Television, and the Bulgarian Embassy. Kay has a BA in Anthropology from Concordia University in Montreal and an MFA in Film and Media Arts with a certificate in Documentary Arts and Ethnographic Practice from Temple University. She was recently awarded the Beatrice Deglin Leder Award and was a Flaherty fellow in 2014.
ProducersTyler Hurley | Nadya Dimitrova
Society for Visual Anthropology | Minneapolis, United States | November 19, 2016