Private Project

THE POMAK HEALER

A very religious unmarried grandmother, despite her age and an injured leg, still brings people up the mountain paths to seek healing and often last hope in an ancient Thracian sanctuary, in a misty and mysterious forest, according to the ways her ancestors taught her.

  • Ignazio Mascia
    Director
    Yazidis in Armenia
  • Ignazio Mascia
    DOP
  • Ignazio Mascia
    Editor
  • Irina Ilieva
    Director Assistant
  • Pavel Dudek
    Photography Assistant
  • Paolo Palomba
    Producer
  • Neli Andreeva Philip Koutev Ensemble
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    spiritual, religion, antropology, traditions, balkans
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Bulgaria
  • Language:
    Bulgarian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital fullHD 1920x1080 24fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    February 28, 2022
    Sweden Premiere
    Winner Best Short Documentary
  • ARFF Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    February 1, 2022
    Germany Premiere
    Winner Best Short Documentary
  • Prisma Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    February 1, 2022
    Finalist
  • Vesuvius International Film Festival
    Naples
    Italy
    February 15, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ignazio Mascia

Born in Sardinia island in Italy, he is an independent filmmaker and a passionate story seeker. He cooperates with a no-profit organization and directed for them docu-reports from Central America. Film list: "Nuevos Horizontes" (2014), "Plastic recycle in Chinandega" (2014), "Yazidis in Armenia" (2015), "Armenia untold" (2015), "The Pomak healer" (2022)

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