Information on the upcoming 14th RUS DOC FILM FEST

Information on the upcoming 14th RUS DOC FILM FEST

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.

MANHATTAN THEATERS. The screenings at the Manhattan theaters will be held on October 23-24. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this information will be updated following official New York guidelines during the first week of October.

All films will be in their original language with English subtitles.

The films will be shown in a closed format: a one-time password will be provided with each ticket purchase which will allow one view of the film in the Online Theater (on the festival website) according to the program schedule. This will mimic the real-life theater-going experience but will be conducted online.

The festival program included carefully selected documentaries from the past three years created by filmmakers from (in alphabetic order): Armenia, Bulgaria, Chile, Georgia, Moldova Republic, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and the USA. All European documentaries are American premieres.

Most of the films are laureates of international film festivals.

The films will be shown in a closed format: a one-time password will be provided with each ticket purchase which will allow one view of the film in the Online Theater (on the festival website) according to the program schedule. This will mimic the real-life theater-going experience but will be conducted online.

The festival program included carefully selected documentaries from the past three years created by filmmakers from (in alphabetic order): Armenia, Bulgaria, Chile, Georgia, Moldova Republic, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and the USA. All European documentaries are American premieres.

Most of the films are laureates of international film festivals.

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.