This Baba is a universal story of grandmothers from every country across the globe who are divided between here and there, isolated by a lack of English, stuck in suburbs, missing their friends and loved ones back home.

Penka Encheva, an extraordinary traditional singer as a young woman in her native country of Bulgaria, is no different. At age 67 she immigrates to America to care for her grandchildren. Having given up on her dreams to be a published singer long ago, This Baba gets a second chance.

Please visit to find out where “This Baba” is screening next.

Presented by the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle, produced by Mary Sherhart, directed by Bogdan Darev, 31 minutes, with English subtitles.


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