Birds Way is a creative documentary that guides us to a remote Old Believers‘ village in the Danube Delta, Romania - following the route of migrant birds. The protagonist of the film is the Old Believer community itself. Once fugitives, excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1666, Old Believers found refuge in the wild Delta where they could preserve old rituals, Russian customs and their sacred language. Today no one is left to read the sacred texts, nor priests to lead religious life. Their last 'reader', Artiom, tells us the destiny of Old Believers as laid out in the Book.
Directors: Klara Trencsenyi & Vlad Naumescu
Photography: Klara Trencsenyi
Editor: Tudor Petre & Bence Bartos
Sound: Vlad Voinescu
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu, www.librafilm.net
Length: 56 minutes