It matters little what kind of product this factory used to make. Nor does it particularly matter that the location is a couple of hours’ drive out of Sofia, Bulgaria. This kind of sensation – of being a tiny, living, breathing life-force dwarfed inside a vast, long-dead structure – can be found anywhere, and experienced by any and all adventurous, everyday people. Shot and edited in 4K ultra high definition by Gunner.
In 1987, the teachers at this Bulgarian school were told to destroy all artefacts relating to the Soviet era. Instead, they stowed images of Lenin, the communist flag and other left-leaning iconography in the basement and in the attic. One teacher was committed enough to keep anti-Fascist partisan artwork in the classroom, featuring scenes of the educating of children in secret, the supplying of food and water to resistance units hiding in the woods, partisans and their supporters being apprehended by the military and by their fellow villagers, and the brutal interrogations that swiftly followed. Shot and edited in 4K ultra high definition by Gunner.