Salty people


Salty people - a film for Atanasovsko Lake

A documentary film about Atanasovsko Lake

27', colour

With the participation of Radostina Tzenova, Spas Uzunov, Diyana Kostovska and Gloriya Marinova from the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation

Director and screenwriter Alexandra Val

Operator Georgi Chelebiev

Drone operator Zivko Todinov

Music and vocals Mila Robert, Yavor Karagitliev

Four conservationists share what challenges they face in the conservation of Atanasovsko Lake. This remarkable place is both a maintained reserve and a protected area, a wetland of international importance, a Natura 2000 area, and the richest place of birds, sea salt and healing mud in Bulgaria. How is business done here? Can the various stakeholders be involved in the management and conservation of the lake? What are the fears and hopes of the people who have devoted their lives to the coastal lagoon? You will probably find the answers in the new film dedicated to one of the most emblematic areas in nature protection in Bulgaria - Lake Atanasovsko.

A premiere in Sofia

The Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation invites you to the premiere of the film "Salty People", which is dedicated to a favourite lake - Lake Atanasovsko. The premiere will be on Athanasov Day (old style) - January 31 (Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. at the House of Cinema in Sofia.

After the screening, there will be a meeting with the film team in the hall, and in the lobby, there will be a "salty" cocktail and an opportunity to learn about the products with a cause from the lake - crystal and table salt, green salt, chocolate with sea salt, Pelikan soap, etc.

We are waiting for you - the entrance is with a ticket for a cause - BGN 10 in support of Atanasovsko Lake!
Tickets are available online at and on-site at the Cinema House.

And throughout the year, the team will travel and present films in various locations across the country to showcase Lake Atanasovo and discuss all the challenges facing it and the people working to protect it.
Salt factory
Together 21
Life programme
Natura 2000