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Saturday, April 14, 2018

“Important: Donbass” will become a separate subject of the documentary film festival in Sebastopol

Sevastopol became the place of attraction documentary filmmakers from around the world. In the hero – city launched the XII International festival of documentary films and TV programs “Won together”. The event brings together work from twenty countries and twenty-five regions of Russia.

The special correspondent “MK” visited the opening ceremony.

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International festival of documentary films and TV programs “Won together” takes place in Sevastopol for the twelfth time and the third – in the Russian Sevastopol.

-To the festival, breaking all barriers, which resulted in the Crimea, was attended by 21 participants from abroad. That is, people deliberately went for a complication of their own destiny – said at the opening ceremony the people’s artist of Russia Vladimir Menshov. – The festival is called “Won together”, I want to say: together and win.

In the competition of documentary films selected 39 works from more than 250. In the contest of TV programs of more than 500 works were selected from about fifty.

Viewers will see a documentary Vyacheslav Certeza “20 – th block. Rabbit hunt”, which tells about Soviet prisoners of war the officers that are killing the guard, escaped from the 20th block of death concentration camp Mauthausen. The program also includes documentaries about the search teams, about the fate of the masterpieces from the collection of the Dresden gallery, early matured children of wartime, the female soldiers of the Afghan war Goole, was awarded the medal, which now works as a cleaner and survives in the city, about young nonconformists – the inhabitants of Fox Bay, video diaries of a teacher in a provincial school, and more.

…The festival was initiated in 2005 by the heroes of the Soviet Union in the shared memory of the military exploits of the countries participating in the Second world war. Now the festival will be held in the updated format.

It was attended by representatives from Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, France, Sweden, Estonia and other countries.

The festival grew up in a very international scope, with authors now – the representatives of the United States, England, the Netherlands, the Baltic countries, – said the General producer and the President of the Eurasian Academy of television and radio Valery Ruzin. – This year we introduced new programs, one of which was “Relevant”. This year it is – “Important: Donbass”. This cycle of films about the Donbass, among them TV movie Svetlana Zubkova “Give me peace” and “Without seams” Yulia Bobkova, “Diary posted by” Constantine Krasnoperova, “the Monologue of the militiaman” Maxim Kobzev and others.

The audience was presented to the jury, which included well-known Directors, writers, screenwriters, film critics and representatives of culture from around the world.

The Russian President’s adviser Sergei Glazyev, in turn, remembered the difficult years, when the festival was held in Ukrainian Sevastopol.

-At one meeting I was asked: “What will happen with the black sea fleet?” The Ukrainian authorities have defined the term its deployment until 2017. I then said, “these gentlemen created the black sea fleet, and not for them to decide his fate”. In those years, presented at the festival the films that helped Sevastopol to feel strength and support.

Deputy commander of the black sea fleet rear Admiral Yuri Olkhovsky noted that the present international festival was a continuation of important dates. May 7, residents of the hero city celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the storming of Sapun mountain on may 12 – the liberation of Sevastopol from the Nazis.

The rear Admiral stressed that documentaries heroic themes presented at the festival, watching the sailors and officers in the long March.

One of the innovations this year is also the Eurasian panorama, in the framework of which will be shown on the Russian–Chinese documentary series “In search of Granny”, which tells about Soviet pilots who fought on the side of China against the Japanese aggressors in 1937 – 1941. The Chinese side will be also presented TV film “Our years”, which tells the story of the relatives of the deceased Chinese heroes, who were sent to the Ivanovo international children’s home and in different ways fought against the fascists.

Contest prizes: Grand Prix, best Director award named Igor Shadkhan, the prize for best cinematography of a name of Anatoly Golovnya, the prize for the best debut, the prize for the best military – historical film.

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