Corridor #8

    • Boris Despodov
    • Bulgaria
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    The road linking Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania corresponds to the site of a huge EU infrastructure project called Corridor #8. The distance between Sofia and Tirana is exactly 324 km. Currently the entire trip lasts... 3 days. On the Balkans it turns out that short distances are sometimes the longest.
    Corridor #8 is a mosaic film combining fragments from the everyday lives of the characters who live along a non-existent Balkan road.
    The road passes through the Balkan countries of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania. In 2007, Bulgaria joined the EU as its poorest member; Macedonia in the past was divided by ethnic conflict and was the scene of military action during the Yugoslav War; Albania, under its communist dictatorship, was completely isolated from the rest of the world.

    Credits

    Director
    Boris Despodov
    Production
    Martichka Bozhilova for Agitprop

    Contact

    Production
    Martichka Bozhilova for Agitprop
    World Sales
    Esther van Messel for First Hand Films

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    Available versions
    video,color
    Spoken languages
    Macedonian
    English
    Bulgarian
    Albanian

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