The film “A New Beginning – Yourself in the Other” was presented

Nikolay Vassilev (left), Nelly Nikolova and Dimitar Stoyanovich

The premiere of the documentary film “A New Beginning – Yourself in the Other” took place on September 24, 2020 at the G8 Cultural Center in Sofia. The film presents without comment the everyday life, emotions and experiences of five of the hundreds of non-governmental organizations that have dedicated their lives to the good and have been working on the front lines since the beginning of the crisis caused by COVID-19. These are the Bulgarian Red Cross, the World of Mary Foundation – Sofia, the National Chitalishte Razvitie – 1869 – Dryanovo, the Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance “Amalipe” – Veliko Tarnovo and the Association “Civil Initiatives – Lovech”.

It is gratifying that our CIDT “Amalipe” is among the five organizations, and our regional educational coordinators Nelly Nikolova and Valeri Lekov had the honor to be the first to enjoy the film.

The host of the event was Dimitar Stoyanovich – historian and journalist, screenwriter and host of the show “Culture.BG” on BNT.

After the screening, the director and screenwriter of the film Nikolay Vassilev was presented, who not only answered to the questions, but also provoked a heartfelt conversation with those present about the timely assistance to the elderly, single parents, people with disabilities, disadvantaged families, the action and inaction during the pandemic, the fear of the virus and the power of civil society.

Producers and initiators of the film are the Civil Participation Forum, the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the National Network for Children, the Bulgarian Donors’ Forum, The Bulgarian NGO’s Information Portal, the AGORA Platform, WWF Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Red Cross. The production is supported by Civitates – an initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe.

The TV premiere of the film “A New Beginning – Yourself in the Other” will be on September 27, 2020, at 5:10 pm on BNT.