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The Good Postman (N/C 12+)

19 February

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Compassion is a luxury that few feel they can afford in The Good Postman, a sad, timely documentary capturing conflicting responses to migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Great Dervent is a tiny village on the border between Bulgaria and Turkey. The population is ageing, poverty is rife and the village is facing extinction. Kindly postman Ivan decides that the solution lies in inviting refugees from Syria to settle in the village. The refugees gain a home and the village has a future. Opposition starts to grow, revealing a deep-rooted prejudice and fear of the outsider. 

Tonislav Hristov's superb documentary study of electoral process in a small Bulgarian village pulses with wider-world resonance.

  • Director Tonislav Hristov
  • Certification N/C 12+
  • Running time 1h22m
  • Language Bulgarian with English subtitles
  • Country Finland / Bulgaria
  • Year of production 2016
  • Thanks to Cats N Docs
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