Welcome to Altimir, Bulgaria, a village on the verge of extinction in the fastest-shrinking country in the world. With the lowest birth rates and the highest death rates the world, Bulgaria is at the front lines of population decline. Here’s what life is like inside a disappearing village haunted by the promises of communism and capitalism. Read more:
“Altimir” was directed by Kay Hannahan ( It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
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