Film: Chergi Weavers (28-min)

Chergi Weavers (2018, dir. Elena Stoycheva) is a short documentary which reveals a story of humor, improvisation, and colorful characters. A young designer arrives in a small Bulgarian village, where most remaining inhabitants are elderly women. She convinces the grannies to weave a new model of a carpet in the traditional way. As they start to assemble an old weaving loom, they discover that parts are missing. The film offers an exploration of the missing links between people, generations, and shared knowledge. (28 minutes)

Part of 05-05 Media: Threads and Borders: Documenting the Textile Collections of Rural Women in Bulgaria [hybrid], Friday, October 14, 10:30 am–12:30 pm