Russia / USA, 2007, 30mn 
Colour, documentary
Holy Warriors
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Святые Воины


 Saints guerriers

 Svyatue Voyny

Directed by : Marianna YAROVSKAYA (Марианна ЯРОВСКАЯ)
Production : Produced in Co-production with the Banff New Media Institute
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Plot synopsis
Film about five Russian soldiers who fought in many wars from Afghanistan to Chechnya and found spirituality as a result.

Commentaries and bibliography
The film chronicles the spiritual upheaval brought about by war on those involved, offering profound insight into the resilience of the human spirit during trying times. It demonstrates the traumatic effect of enlisting unwilling soldiers in wartime, while raising the pertinent question of the links between war and religion, through these direct manifestations of fear and hate, love and faith in modern-day society. "There are no atheists in a foxhole," as one of the characters puts it.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Monaco Charity Film Festival, Monaco (Principality of Monaco), 2011
- International Festival of Muslim Cinema, Kazan (Russia), 2011
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2009

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