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DirectorEldora Traykova
ProducerAssen Vladimirov – ProFilm
WriterAssen Vladimirov
EditorStefan Boyadzhiev
CameraEmil Christov
MusicSa. 12 Nov. 21:45 hrs.
Length64 min
SectionFOCUS: On the Fringes of Society

An emotional look on the life and dreams of the residents of the poorest part of the European Union.


The Bulgarian village of Dolni Tsibar in northwestern Bulgaria – the poorest part of the European Union – is known as the ’Roma Cambridge’. This is because its predominantly Roma population enjoys a relatively high level of education. Cambridge is a year in the life of the local elementary school, where dedicated teachers try to give the children the best possible education with limited resources. Trajkova is well known Bulgarian director with more than 40 documentary films to her credit, her films have been globally recognized and awarded over the years.

Een emotioneel kijkje in het leven en de dromen van de inwoners van het armste deel van de Europese Unie.


Dolni Tsibar is een dorp in het noordwesten van Bulgarije in het armste deel van de Europese Unie. Bijna alle dorpelingen vertegenwoordigen de Roma-gemeenschap. Door hun verlangen naar onderwijs is de naam van de nederzetting ironisch genoeg veranderd in ‘Cambridge’ – onderwijs wordt de belofte voor een toekomst waarin de Roma-kinderen de extreme armoede en discriminatie zijn ontgroeid. In deze observerende documentaires volgt de regisseur het dagelijkse leven van de mensen gedurende een jaar. Trajkova is een bekende Bulgaarse regisseur met meer dan 40 documentaires op haar naam, die door de jaren heen verschillende filmfestivalprijzen won.


International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2015 – Competition and World premiere
Sofia International Film Festival, 2016 – Special Mention | Beldocs, Serbia, 2016 – Grand Prix for Best Feature documentary
Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Brussels, 2016
Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz, 2016
DOK.fest Munich, 2016

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