Göç – Stepping Across the Border

Documentary film – dir. Irina Nedeva and Andrey Getov

A journey beyond oblivion more than two decades after the forcible name-changing (1984-1985) and the mass deportation (1989) to the Republic of Turkey of thousands of Bulgarian citizens – ethnic turks.

Synopsis

Stepping across the border – not only across the state border but also across the border of tolerability. A journey beyond oblivion more than two decades after the forcible name-changing (1984-1985) and the mass deportation (1989) to the Republic of Turkey of thousands of Bulgarian citizens – ethnic turks.

Technical specs

  • original title: Гьоч – да прекрачиш границата Gioch – da prekrachish granitsata
  • alternate titles: Göç – Stepping Across the Border
  • country: Bulgaria
  • release date: January 2010
  • filming format: DV
  • screening formats: BetaSP, DVCPro, MiniDV, DVD, DV
  • picture: colour, 4:3
  • sound: stereo 2.0
  • runtime: 51 min
  • original language: Bulgarian
  • subtitles: English
  • IMDb: imdb.com/title/tt1814714
  • website: monoco.eu/goc

With

  • Metin Seyit
  • Kazim Türksöz
  • Münevver Türksöz
  • Süleyman Türksöz
  • Ferit Türksöz
  • Ömer Türksöz
  • Sabiha Türksöz
  • Sevnur Öztürk
  • Sabri Iskender
  • Bisserka Ilieva
  • Tsetska Ivanova
  • Peshka Ivanova
  • Sevginar Shen
  • Avni Veliev
  • Zeynep Ibrahimova Zafer
  • Ahmet Alpay
  • Erdinç Küpçu

Crew

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Music score

The Istanbul based composer Özgür Yalçin and Kara Güneş created the original music score for the film. Now you can hear it here:

Special screenings and events (5)

  • Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 22 February 2012, Washington DC (USA)
  • Institute for Human Sciences Library Screening, 13 December 2010, Vienna (Austria)
  • Bulgarian Film Academy Screening, 29 April 2010, Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • New Bulgarian University Library Screening, 21 January 2010, Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate – Closed screening and discussion, 11 November 2009, Sofia (Bulgaria)

TV broadcasts (1)

  • Channel 1 of BNT, 28 May 2011 (Free-to-air Broadcast over Bulgaria)

* Last updated: 22 February 2012.

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