Za Balkana i horata (2016)

What makes a hunter turn to nature conservation? Join us in this inspiring journey through the old forests and the mountain pastures of the Balkan Mountain to find out.


Simeon Tsonchev


Olya Stoyanova, Radostina Tsenova (story editor)


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Credited cast:
Maya Angelova Maya Angelova ... Forest jams producer
Stoyan Danailov Stoyan Danailov ... Farmer
Alexander Dunchev Alexander Dunchev ... Conservationist
Rayna Gancheva Rayna Gancheva ... Traditional costume designer
Ivan Georgiev Ivan Georgiev ... Amateur photographer
Dimitar Ivanov Dimitar Ivanov ... Farmer
Nikola Kulov Nikola Kulov ... Shepherd
Alexander Marinov Alexander Marinov ... Volunteer
Tsvyatko Nachev Tsvyatko Nachev ... Beekeeper
Diana Pavlova Diana Pavlova ... Volunteer
Maya Popova Maya Popova ... Narrated by (voice)
Peter Todorov Peter Todorov ... Volunteer


Since ancient times the aroma of oil-bearing roses attracts travelers from near and far to the foot of the Balkan Mountain. But rose oil is just a hint at the true treasures that the Balkan hold; the mountain is a bountiful source of stories of inspiration. These are the stories of people who value their connection with nature. Nikola the shepherd, dedicated to the preservation of an endangered breed of livestock. His life philosophy is as simple as it is effective: he raises his sheep and buffaloes traditionally, and offers real dairy products that are highly praised among those who value quality food. Maya's sweet secret for a sustainable enterprise; she produces jams, conserves and syrup from wild berries. Dimitar the farmer, who finds inspiration in one of Bulgaria's poorest but most beautiful regions. The harsh mountain weather, the pristine nature and the knowledge of the local people all lead him in his venture to bring an old breed of sheep back to life. His lambs feed on wild...

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By looking after nature we actually look after our own selves









Release Date:

18 February 2016 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

For the Balkan & the People See more »

Filming Locations:

Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria


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BGL 23,700 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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