Česká republika, 2015, 47 min
Film focuses on former nomadic shepherds – Bulgarian Sarakatsani and their ways of continual reconstruction of various images of their pastoral past (shepherding, collectivization, persecution in socialist period). Author observes during the 8 year long fielwork 3 families and their ways of dealing with past. Informants tell their shepherd stories while chained in the factory line production of plastic bottles.
Gabriela Fatková is a social anthropologist conducting fieldwork in Bulgaria. She focuses on contemporary social organization, migratory strategies and reconstruction of past by former nomadic shepherds. She also teaches courses of Anthropology of religion, Balkan as an anthropological problem and Bulgarian ethnography.
Language of dialogues: Bulharian, Greek
Language of subtitles: Czech
Production: Gabriela Fatková
Camera: Roman Kübelbeck
Script: Gabriela Fatková
Edit: Milan Durňak
XXIV. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ETHNOLOGICAL FILM 2015 BELGRADE