The Bulgarian town of Varshets is the site of a staggering social experiment. Many of its women work as badante in Italy, taking care of the old and the sick. The social structure of Varshets is changing and the transformations, some dramatic, others humorous are everywhere: in the pubs, in the families, in the local brass band? And at the bus station, where once a year the women arrive for holidays.
THE TOWN OF BADANTE WOMEN is a film about the new realities in today's Europe. It tells the story of a small town in northwestern Bulgaria transformed through the role its women play on the growing market for care giving services across the continent.