© 2016 by Kay Hannahan


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Since the collapse of the communist regime in 1989, Bulgaria has experienced the most extreme population decline in the world. Low birth rates, high death rates, and two large waves of emigration have pushed many villages to the verge of extinction. Altimir explores life in one of Bulgaria’s disappearing villages, haunted by the promises of communism and capitalism. 

director/cinematographer/editor/ Kay Hannahan

producers/ Tyler Hurley Nadya Dimitrova

associate producer/ Ken Johnson

music/ Yale Women's Slavic Chorus





Budapest Architecture Film Days

6:00pm | March 9th, 2019 Budapest, Hungary

Oxford Film Festival 

7:30pm | February 9th, 2018 Oxford, MS


GlimmerGlass Film Days

7:15pm | November 11th, 2017 Cooperstown, NY

Culese din Balkani

7pm | November 4th, 2017 | Bucharest, Romania


Sofia Independent Film Festival

6pm | October 27th, 2017 | Sofia, Bulgaria


2pm | October 14th, 2017  Neubrandenburg, Germany

National Gallery of Art

3:30pm | July 29th, 2017 | Washington, DC


May 12th & 16th, 2017 | Tel Aviv, Israel


9pm | April 12th, 2017 | Paris, France

Wales International Documentary Festival

April 5th, 2017 Blackwood, Wales

Black Maria Film Festival

Global Insights Award

various dates | various locations

American Documentary Film Festival 

11:00am  |  April 1st, 2017  Palm Springs, CA

DocuDays UA Human Rights Festival

3:00pm & 12:00pm  |  March 25th & 26th, 2017   Kyiv, Ukraine

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

12:00pm  |  March 25th, 2017  |  Sebastopol, CA

International Society for Ethnology and Folklore 

March 25th, 2017  |  Gottingen, Germany

Festival International du

Film Ethnographique du Québec

10:30pm  |  March 25th, 2017  |  Quebec City, Canada

World Film Festival

1:00pm  |  March 23rd, 2017  |  Tartu, Estonia

Days of Ethnographic Film  

8:00pm  |  March 3rd, 2017  |  Ljubljana, Slovenia

Big Muddy Film Festival

6:00pm  |  February 24th, 2017  |  Carbondale, IL

Big Sky Documentary Festival

12:45pm & 1:15pm  |  February 19th & 20th, 2017 |  Missoula, MT

Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival 

2:30pm  |  November 18th, 2016  |  Minneapolis, MN

NYC Indie Doc Fest 

7:00pm  |  November 12th, 2016  |  New York City, NY



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