Ksenia Okhapkina · Estonia, Latvia · 2019 · 61’

Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles

The film, set in a north-western industrial town in Russia, reveals the mechanisms that entice human beings to voluntarily become a resource of the state. Can a person ever be free in an imperialist society, where intricate and obscure structures take control of their mind-set from an early age? The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle. The director's subtle but demanding look reveals ‘the system’ at work in the most benign-looking situations, in all aspects of everyday life. What happens to people's free will and self-determination in such conditions? The film is a Nietzschean treat, asking the core existential question: is a human being ever born free?

The film will be available online on 22 June, 7 PM - 10 PM for the following countries: Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Germany.

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DirectorKsenia Okhapkina
ProducersRiho Västrik, Uldis Cekulis
CameraAleksandr Demyanenko, Artem Ignatov, Ksenia Okhapkina
SoundAleksandr Dudarev
Editor(s)Stijn Deconinck, Ksenia Okhapkina
ProductionVesilind, VFS

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