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Fire Dancers

Bulgaria, 1963 (MIFF 1964)

Director: N. Minchev

A lilm on the Nestinari dancing over live coals: an age-old pagan rite, which sustained the faith of the Bulgarian people during the five centuries of Turkish rule.

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