Russia, 2019, 90mn 
Teatr za koliuchey provolokoy
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Театр за колючей проволокой


 Theater behind barbed wire

 Théâtre derrière des barbelés

Directed by : Inna KOKORINA (Инна КОКОРИНА)
Produced by : Aleksandr RADOV (Александр РАДОВ)
Companies : Студия Фишка-фильм / Studio : Fishka-Film

Awards :
Prize Stalker, Documentary Competition, International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2020

Plot synopsis
In 1943, a the height of World War II, when Stalinist repression remained at full force, the Vorkuta Camp Theater was founded. Every day, talented actors, artists and musicians were led out of their barracks at gunpoint in order to perform merry musical productions, which in fact was nothing but a theater of the absurd. By the War’s end, the theater, comprised of about 150 performers, had put on more than 600 shows and concerts. This horrifying, but in some ways joyful story, demonstrates that even in the worst conditions, thanks to talent and perseverance, the human spirit can survive.

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2020
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2020