The Bulgarian village of Brashlyan has always sat at a crossroads. For nearly fifty years it was a remote outpost on the border with Turkey -- right on the faultline which separated Communism from the rest of the world. Brashlyan's elderly residents still share stories about the horrific and sometimes surreal efforts to protect Bulgaria's frontier.
The derelict relics of that time are still there, but Brashlyan is looking for a new role in life. One of the villagers Maria Kichukova tells us about its painful past and her big hopes for the future.