Corridor # 8

Corridor # 8

Corridor # 8

  Corridor # 8 is the name of a road construction project of the EU, the Balkan countries, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania to connect with each other. However, the extensive infrastructure project involves the construction of a railway line, the erection of telephone and gas lines as well as ensuring the power supply is still far from completion. Boris Despodov has left the track and tells in his documentary, Corridor # 8 from the everyday lives of people along the future path. The film starts in Burgas on the Black Sea in Bulgaria and ends in the Albanian port of Durres on the Adriatic.

The idea for the film or even erstmal the Project Corridor # 8 Boris Despodov when he came a few years ago a trip from Sofia to Tirana wanted to organize. It seemed impossible. There were no direct flights and no trains there. Despodov started researching and decided to turn over a movie. Over the years, especially in the second half of the 20th Century have transformed the three countries is limited by impassable fortifications and then separated people who actually live in a fairly small territory.

Corridor # 8 is Boris Despodovs debut film. At the Berlinale, the 35-year-old Bulgarian director is not the first time already in 2004 he took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and a year later expanded in the series forum. With Corridor # 8, he has painted a portrait of a region and its people who are rarely the focus of media reporting. An interesting journey, one that reason alone should participate, because in reality it is so difficult.

(Katrin Knauth)

Title: Corridor # 8 Country of production: Bulgaria Year of production: 2008 Length: 74 (Min)

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