City Digs (work-in-progress)
A series of films explore the epithet раскопания град (raskopania grad), meaning “excavated city,” across various provinces in Bulgaria. Where acts of digging bring archaeological excavations in proximity to ruination and repair work on city infrastructures, the figure of the hole evokes specters of both the past and present.
Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, two pensioners embark on their first road trip across the American Southwest.
What makes the rocks blue? (work-in-progress)
Pauline Shongov and Maya Shopova
Where the shadow of the Blue Rock Mountains looms large over the once-booming industrial town of Sliven in eastern Bulgaria, stories of copper meteorites, Thracian gold, uranium, and ghost sightings begin to surface. Following foragers, treasure hunters, foresters, and clairvoyants on their journeys through the mountain, this film unearths a cryptic history on what makes the rocks blue.