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Information on the upcoming 14th RUS DOC FILM FEST

RDFF 2021

Information on the upcoming 14th RUS DOC FILM FEST

The 14th Annual American-Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York will take place on October 18-24, 2021. ONLINE THEATER screenings will be held at the RUS DOC FILM FEST online platform during the festival week. The online program will be organized according to Eastern Daylight Time. Tickets for the ONLINE THEATER will be available through the website.
14th RUSDOCFILMFEST 2021: “Re-imagination”

RDFF 2021

14th RUSDOCFILMFEST 2021: “Re-imagination”

The 20th year of the 21st century has seen enough momentous events and changes for an entire era. While our world has changed dramatically, those essential cultural values that need to be preserved have remained…
XIII RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W Has Concluded

RDFF 2020

XIII RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W Has Concluded

The documentaries screened at the festival were made by filmmakers and sponsored by production companies from Armenia, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Spain. This year the festival was online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Concluding message from Creative Director of the Festival

RDFF 2020

Concluding message from Creative Director of the Festival

As the XIII annual independent documentary film festival, RusDocFilmFest-3W draws to a close, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for joining us in this new reality and the reimagined space!
A word from the Festival Curator at the 2020 Opening Ceremony

RDFF 2020

A word from the Festival Curator at the 2020 Opening Ceremony

It is my pleasure to welcome you — friends old and new — to the opening of the XIII annual independent documentary film festival RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W. I would like to express my deepest thanks to all of you for joining us during these unprecedented times!
Круглый Стол – документальное кино и пандемия

RDFF 2020

Круглый Стол – документальное кино и пандемия

RusDocFilmFest-3W провел встречу режиссеров России и диаспоры – лауреатов прошлых лет нашего фестиваля и участников нынешнего. Мы обсуждали проблемы документального кино в период пандемии – и новые модели и стратегии поведения в этом «безумном, безумном, безумном мире».
«Запечатленное время». Вехи

RDFF 2020

«Запечатленное время». Вехи

Талантливый режиссер, подобно волшебнику, способен влиять на умы множества людей, порой провоцируя серьезные общественные сдвиги, заставляя задуматься о проблемах, которые много лет замалчивались.
Exclusion Zone
Зона отселения
2020  
•  Russia/Ukraine  
•  13 min  
•  Russian, English subtitles
Author/Director(s): Julia Rytik
Producer(s): Artur Miller
Studio: GITR Film & TV School

Sound Engineer: Ivan Apilat

When the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded in 1985 it seemed that Time itself came to a halt for the towns and villages in the immediate vicinity. Indeed, life for residents in areas contaminated by radioactive fallout has remain frozen. In this film, the public hears testimonies from residents, who describe experiences that previously they wouldn’t dare to speak aloud. While that fateful catastrophe seems to have faded into the distant past, the fact is that the consequences will still be felt for generations to come. Despite the lingering devastation and danger, something stops residents of contaminated areas from abandoning everything they have and moving to a safer and cleaner place. Why is that?

This genre is called "post-apocalyptic documentary”. It’s a post-reality technique in all its phantasmagoria, transmitted by traditional film means, revealing tomorrow's reality for all mankind.

Julia Rytik worked at the Gorky film studio. Since 2019, she has been working at Mir Media as an assistant director and editing director.