The biggest tech revolution of the 21st century isn’t digital, it’s biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR gives us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing disease, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. This documentary is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the genetic engineers who are testing its limits.
Deep beneath the surface in the Syrian province of Ghouta, a group of female doctors have established an underground field hospital. Under the supervision of paediatrician Dr. Amani and her staff of doctors and nurses, hope is restored for some of the thousands of children and civilian victims of the ruthless Syrian civil war.
The strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky — once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia — who rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement.
Stories of three women who have been living in Itaewon, Seoul, Korea since the era that the town was run by U.S dollars of the U.S. Army.
Dina, who alternately lives in India, Moscow and Odessa, travels to Naberezhnye Chelny, where she grew up, to visit relatives. And especially a distant relative - the girl Ramin.
Children answer the question, what is Russia. A difficult question, interesting and laid-back answers, developing into a kind of letter to future descendants.
Konstantin Stupin or just Stupa - rock-n-roller from Orel. He is 44 years old, we take him out of the madhouse and start making a film. Stupa in the last years of the existence of the USSR, as a schoolboy, decided to make music. He became the leader of the Oryol group Night cane: performances at school with songs about hell, sex, drugs, with texts like “take the Communist Party forgotten by everyone, drop two letters and get the SS”. Then the big scenes of the city and, as a result, the “Festival of Hopes”, organized by Artemy Troitsky, where the Night Cane, being the only non-Moscow group, receives a prize of audience sympathy. The texts for the festival have already become different, much deeper and more serious, but with constant protest in content and form.
Gas comes to a distant village. But the village is already full - with its natural sounds...
The Solovetsky Monastery, built in the 15th century, is a sacred place, in the history of which holiness and tragedy, unity with God and the terrible test of the special camp merged. This is the place where today everyone is looking for the answer to the main question "who am I?" The protagonist of the film goes there to shoot a documentary, and everything starts to go wrong.
During the joint makulatura campaign of 1974-91 Soviet citizens could exchange collected waste paper for coupons to obtain popular and otherwise unavailable book titles.
A Russian traveler-photographer, after serving 3 years in captivity in Syria, is returning to his homeland...
Last road in the ambulance. The driver - a cheerful Armenian - comes to those who can no longer be helped and becomes for them a guide between life and death. The road, meanwhile, shines with bright lights, erodes in an abstract pattern, yells with sirens. There is an inexorable countdown.
The film is about trying to find yourself through a relationship with relatives who are very far away.
Old age is what awaits us all. But some just live their lives, while others live without noticing years. Our hero - an artist - a painter, a man who is not discouraged. He is 79 years old and still romantic. He had four wives and did not count how many “muses”. And he wants to fall in love again and only then die. The main thing for him is the love of painting and of course the love of life.
In the summer of 2018, Olya Misik became known in the protest circles of Moscow as a “girl with the Constitution” - cadres as a young courageous girl read articles of the Constitution of the Russian Federation to riot policemen in all mass media. Not only journalists and students, but also policemen began to recognize the participant of the "Unlimited" street traffic. In September, Olya entered Zhurfak Moscow State University, and now she can be called a prominent Moscow activist.
The film shows how the famous Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov reflects the events taking place in Russia in his works. We will see his whole career - from the first successes in the theater to feature films. We will see that the rise and fall of the director’s star is also a reflection of Russian cultural policy: from the short flowering of artistic freedom under Medvedev to a conservative culture, backed by authoritarian measures.
The film tells about a man who spent his whole life on achieving his goal, but now not sure of the correctness of his path.
A young American, born in Crimea and adopted by a family from the United States in 1993, returns home for the first time in 25-odd years to meet her long-lost family and find out the details of her difficult past.
A 12-year-old girl, Tasia, from the village of Tomsino in the Pskov Region wrote a letter to Vladimir Putin asking her to help her mother, a nurse in a local hospital. The villagers didn’t like this, where Tasya and her mother had moved shortly before that - they say, you need to "work, not ask." Tasha began to be poisoned, and an ex-girlfriend met her online under the guise of a young man and lured naked photographs.
About the new generation of Russian protest. Milena, Kolya and their associates are twenty years old. They grew up during the presidency of Vladimir Putin and do not know other rulers. At a time when their parents might be afraid to go to a protest rally, these young activists are ready to take risks and fight for their ideals. The year before the presidential election in 2018, the characters in the film were inspired by the calls of Alexei Navalny and took on the task of convincing Muscovites not to vote for Putin.