WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY HARMKE HEEZEN
DOCUMENTARY WEB SERIES / MULTI-PLATFORM,
6x5 min., 2017
Director/author: Harmke Heezen
Producer: Sarita Sharma (Kinomaton)
Cinematographer: Grigory Apalyays, Alexandra Ivanova
Editors: Robert Deichmann, Philipp Gromov, Erik Lemke
Sound design & original music: Anders Ehlin
In coproduction with: ARTE & MDR
Web series: www.arte.tv/alternative_russia
available until 17/11/2020
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alternativerussia
The documentary web series "Alternative Russia" gives a glimpse into the unconventional ways of living of seven young Russians who want to set things in motion.
Through their eyes we are presented with a contemporary Russian society which collides with the values and beliefs of the protagonists. They believe in the freedom of body and mind or appreciate a life in harmony with nature.
However, they struggle with their dissatisfaction with the establishment: Should they evade it through escapism or actively stand up for changing something in their rather conservative country?