The Caravans of the Last Vagabond Gypsies
Little known and unloved in Europe, vagabond gypsies consider themselves to be Children of God, happy to live under the open sky. Their mobility is part of a traditional culture that is seemingly simple and carefree. However, real life is harsh for them. Nevertheless, vagabond gypsies have strong faith and believe in giving. This film bears witness to their spirituality, and the beauty and simplicity of their life.
Born in Bulgaria Vesselin Krastev (Vesso) is an experienced director od photography, director, editor and producer. In 1983 he earned his bachelor degree with honors in cinematography at The National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. After his first feature film "Stradivarius" (shot in 1983) he has worked for the major film production studio in Bulgaria: Boyana Film Studio for seven years in more than 18 feature and documentary films. In 1990 Vesselin Krastev moved to Canada and since then he worked on variety of projects as a director of photography, editor, director and producer. He has shot feature films, music videos, documentaries and hours of television programming for clients such as CBC, TQS, NFB, Astral Media etc. He formed VR Media Productions in 2007 as a production and distribution company. In 2011 he co-produced and edited a documentary The Caravans of the Last Vagabond Gypsies.
The Caravans of the Last Vagabond Gypsies -2011
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