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The film is a funny, dramatic and tragicomic search for the truth about a Song. A Song that everybody in the Balkans claims it is theirs.A Song that appears as a love song, as a religious hymn and even as a song inciting for battle. An exciting journey around Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia and Bulgaria. A film showing with a sense of humor some of the typical features of the character of the people on the Balkans, as for example their habit of appropriating all that is good and denying the others the right to possess the same qualities, the same songs, the same customs, the same temperament.



  • The Golden Chest IFF 2003 – Special Jury Award
  • Golden Rhyton Bulgarian Documentary and Animation Film Festival 2003 – Special Jury Award
  • Bombay International Documentary, Short and Animation Film Festival 2004 – FIPRESCI Prize
  • Mumbai IFF 2004- “Silver Conch” Award
  • 23 Paris IFF 2004 – „Prix Bartok”
  • Nashville FF, USA 2004 – Gibson Award
  • Award of the city of Sofia – 2004
  • “Crossroads of Europe” IFF Lublin, Poland 2005 – Second prize
  • Ethnographic Film Festival in Sardinia 2006 – “Student Jury Award” and “Innovation Award”



  • European Film Awards – European Documentary



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