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Festival Program

Due to COVID-19 this year Festival will be held online on our special festival platform “Online Theater”. To preserve the interactive format of our festival, we will have an online roundtable with participants of the festival on the subject of contemporary documentary filmmaking.

The festival program includes a selection of documentaries created in the last two years by filmmakers from (in alphabetical order): Armenia, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Russia, and Spain. All documentaries are American premieres, and all documentaries have English subtitles. Most of the films in the festival’s program are laureates of international film festivals.

Tickets are available for purchase between 10:00AM and 1:00AM (Eastern Time). Buy tickets and plan your viewing within that time frame on the date(s) scheduled for each movie. Please note that the passcode you receive is void after 1:00AM. Also, if you pause viewing, the screening will end, and you would have to buy a new ticket to start over.

OCTOBER 19

— Without a Halo. Lyudmila Alexeyeva (Russia)*
— About Kira Stealthily (Russia)*
— Theater Behind Barbed Wire (Russia)*
* Program to honor the memory of producer Alexander Radov (1940-2020). Studio “Fishka-Film” (Russia)

— 100 million views (Israel)

OCTOBER 20

— Baikal: Awareness of Beauty (Russia)
— Kounachir (France)
— Spitak. Thirty Years of Solitude (Armenia / Russia)
— Vertinsky. The Lone Wanderer (Russia)

OCTOBER 21

— Borovsk’s Effect (Russia)
— Free Flying (Spain)
— Zulmat. Mass Hunger in Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)

OCTOBER 22

— The Sweetest Thing (Bulgaria)
— The Shaman (Russia)
— Kaliayevskaya 5 (Russia)

OCTOBER 23

— Vertinsky. The Lone Wanderer (Russia)
— Free Flying (Spain)
— Theater Behind Barbed Wire (Russia)
— Spitak. Thirty Years of Solitude (Armenia / Russia)

OCTOBER 24

— About Kira Stealthily (Russia)
— Borovsk’s Effect (Russia)
— Kaliayevskaya 5 (Russia)
— Kounachir (France)
— The Sweetest Thing (Bulgaria)

OCTOBER 25

— Baikal: Awareness of Beauty (Russia)
— The Shaman (Russia)
— Without a Halo. Lyudmila Alexeyeva (Russia)
— Zulmat. Mass Hunger in Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
— 100 million views (Israel)

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 blew up in 1985 it seemed that Time came to a halt. Indeed, it did for those residents in areas that were contaminated with radioactive fallout from the disaster. In this film, for the first time, the public hears things that these residents previously wouldn’t dare to speak aloud. This is a genre called "post-apocalyptic documentary”.

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

Wednesday, October 20th (Fresh Look program is free)