Special Screenings
Traveling Festival


Whose is this Song?
(70 minutes)
Albania/Bosnia and Hercegovina/Bulgaria/Greece/Macedonia/Serbia/Turkey
Director/Producer: Adela Peeva


Whose is this Song? is a comic, dramatic, and tragic account of the search for the truth about a song. It seems that a certain song the director has thought was 100% Bulgarian since her childhood has been adopted by other Balkan Countries. The director set out on an adventure across the Balkans to document how an ordinary song could become an instrument of fanatical nationalism. She travels with a camera in hand around Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia and Bulgaria–the song is sung everywhere. At one place, it is a love song, at another, a religious hymn, at still another, a song rousing the national fighting spirit.


Adela Peeva is a Bulgarian filmmaker, born in Razgrad. She graduated from the Academy for Theater, Cinema, Radio, and Television in Belgrade in 1970, with a degree in film directing. Peeva has made more than 50 documentaries and one feature film, which has been released in the USA, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Austria, Poland, and France. In 1992 she established her own company, Adela Media Film & TV Productions Ltd. She has received many Bulgarian and International Awards as both director and producer. Her films have screened at film festivals around the world, including Oberhausen, Leipzig, Selb, PRIX EUROPE — Berlin, Bilbao, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Creteil, Buxton, Bacau, Trento, Bombay, Istanbul, Ankara, Loule, Sarajevo, Minneapolis, Samos, Kalamata, Stanford, Pennsylvania, and others.

Contact Information:

Adela Peeva
Adela Media Film & TV Productions Ltd.
E-mail: eco_svetlina@mbox.cit.bg




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