Screenings of the documentary film “Belles” throughout North Macedonia

With the support of the European House in the country, the documentary Belles was shown in Kriva Palanka on November 30th and Strumica on December 5th 2022.

In an intimate atmosphere in the European Houses in both cities, the documentary film did not leave the audience indifferent. Laughter and sighs for the main protagonists and many questions about life in a community of people who have successfully gone through the deinstitutionalization process.

Yesterday, in the Cinematheque of the Republic of North Macedonia, in a warm and cheerful atmosphere, a screening of the film was held for residents and caregivers in the Special Institution in Demir Kapija, and the deinstitutionalized residents of the centers in Volkovo and Negotino, managed by Poraka-Negotino. With great attention and delight, some of them also saw themselves on the big screen, as protagonists in the documentary film.

The film follows and captures the rich everyday life of community living for people who have spent most of their lives in institutions. It follows the daily life of Marica and the residents of the Center for the Care of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Volkovo.

The film is directed by Marija Apchevska, and cinematographers Gjorgi Klincharov and Faymi Daut, editor Goran Vukic and sound designer Igor Popovski were involved in the production.