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School nr.7
2004-2005
Do people in the latter days of state transition stay connected to a past of which they have no memories and of which the last traces slowly disappear?
School nr.7 is a documentary of the first generation after the Cold War in Bulgaria and depicts growing up in an adolescent society. The country is a place, where the old stereotypes have disappeared, but are not jet replaced by new ones. A place, where young people are facing a future of unlimited possibilities to build the life they want for themselves, but where proper guidance is lacking. Contrary to western societies that are characterized by continuity and where children can therefore easily take their parents as example  to follow, in country like Bulgarian, having experienced dramatical changes after the downfall of Communism, this is impossible. These fragile individuals have to transcend their material reality in order to find a passage from a world non-existent into a word still in the making.
School No 7 (2004-2005)

Do people in the latter days of state transition stay connected to a past of which they have no memories and of which the last traces slowly disappear? School nr. 7 is a documentary of the first generation after the Cold War in Bulgaria and depicts growing up in an adolescent society. The country is a place, where the old stereotypes have disappeared, but are not jet replaced by new ones. A place, where young people are facing a future of unlimited possibilities to build the life they want for themselves, but where proper guidance is lacking. Contrary to western societies that are characterized by continuity and where children can therefore easily take their parents as example  to follow, in country like Bulgarian, having experienced dramatical changes after the downfall of Communism, this is impossible. These fragile individuals have to transcend their material reality in order to find a passage from a world non-existent into a word still in the making.
 

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