In 2013 Plamen Goranov, a 37-year-old construction worker and artist from Varna, Bulgaria set himself on fire as a form of political protest. PLAMEN (also meaning ‘flame’ in Bulgarian) explores what led the young activist to his protest and ultimately to his death, thus setting a disturbing trend of self-immolations in the EU’s poorest country.
Awards and Vimeo Below the Fold
Winner: Audience Award Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
Winner: Audience Award Sofia International Film Festival in Burgas
Official Selection: San Francisco International Film Festival