Post-production Finalized for the Documentary Film Belles

The post-production of the documentary Belles is completed. We are starting preparations for the premiere!

The film, whose production began almost a year ago, captures the mundane opulence of life in the community for people who have spent most of their lives in institutions. It follows the daily life of Maritsa and the residents of the Centre for the Care of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Volkovo.

Marica left the Institution in Demir Kapija in 2008, as one of the first residents to be deinstitutionalized. She now lives in Volkovo, together with 43 other people with various disabilities, housed in 5 houses with 9 residential units, managed by Poraka Negotino.

The film is directed by Marija Apchevska, in cooperation with cinematographers Gjorgi Klincharov and Fajmi Daut, editor Goran Vukic and sound designer Igor Popovski.

The documentary Belles captures the benefits of deinstitutionalization and reveals the power of community to ensure that everyone has an equal right to the simple things that offer a chance for happiness.