THE CITIZEN SIS
THE CITIZEN SIS – Bulgaria, 2018, 78 min., Documentary
Director: Gospodin Nedelchev
Writer: Gospodin Nedelchev, Vladi Kirov
Cameraman: Dimitar Nedelchev
A film about the journalist and photographer of the Balkan wars, the selfless and true friend of Bulgaria, the Czech, Vladimir Sis (1889-1957).
Having seen all of Europe and the Middle East, he finds his second homeland here, in the secluded Balkans’ south, and it changes him forever. The story follows the life of Sis- a direct participant in the formation of Bulgarian, Czech and European history in the first half of the 20th century. The film reveals many previously unknown facts about the amazing and full of controversy life of this public figure, democrat and defender of Slavic culture. It ended tragically in a communist prison in Leopoldov (Czechoslovakia), after which he became a taboo subject for a long time.
Bulgarian and Czech scientists as well as close relatives of Vladimir Sis take part in this massive project filmed in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Greece.