Brink of Existence: 3

Once, many villages in Republic of Moldova were full of people with beautiful households. Today, only some deserted houses and the sheepfolds are left. Gavrilovca, from Sîngerei district, and Chersac, from Teleneşti, are two such villages. In Gavrilovca, officially, no one lives, and only the owners of the two herds of sheep, and their workers are still there. Only the cemeteries seem full of former inhabitants. In Chersac, according to the last census, 21 people lived, but it is unclear how many actually left since then. Young people are not coming back because there is no work in the village, no opportunities, and not even proper roads. This is the third episode of the project Brink of Existence, which explores the depopulated villages of Moldova.

  • Natalia Sergheev
  • Natalia Sergheev
  • Natalia Sergheev
  • Yulia Mihailova
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Short TV Documentary, Observational
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Moldova, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Moldova, Republic of
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Distribution Information
  • Moldova 1, RFE/RL TV program „Pur si Simplu” (Clear and Simple)
    Country: Moldova, Republic of
    Rights: Internet, Video / Disc, Free TV
Director - Natalia Sergheev