Bulgaria's Guardian Angel
Angela Zhekova, 88, and her husband Vangel, 98, live in the small village of Golyam Dervent, Bulgaria. The village of 50 inhabitants is at Bulgaria's border with Turkey. Thousands of refugees, mainly from war-torn Syria, have tried to cross this border, seeking safety and sanctuary. Bulgaria's response however has been to build a 30 kilometre wide and 3 metre high fence, to the sum of an estimated 4 million Euro, to try to keep them out of Fortress Europe. Angela on the other hand is doing what she can to help. Here she describes why and how she and Vangel try to care for the refugees who pass their house.
This film was produced for Amnesty International by Giorgos Moutafis, Giuseppe Chiantera and Andrey Getov.