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Binka: To tell a Story about Silence is a documentary film about Bulgarian film director Binka Zhelyazkova (b.1923) who never shrank from controversy. A film pioneer, she was at the forefront of political cinema under Bulgaria's Communist dictatorship.
Her allegorical and urban dramas examined human rights, artistic freedom and the legitimacy of the political system itself. Intercutting riveting scenes from Binka's films, rare archival footage, and candid interviews with former Bulgarian studio executives and film professionals, this provocative portrait reveals the pressures and complexities that arise when art is made under totalitarianism.
Documentary, 2006, Bulgaria, USA, 48 min
Directed by Elka Nikolova, Cinematography by Vanyo Georgiev, Hristo Bakalov,
Editor Svetoslav Vladimirov,
Music Roumen Bojadjiev
Narrators: Linda Russeva, Paraskeva Djukelova
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