Town of Glory

    • Dmitry Bogolubov
    • Russia, Germany
    • 82 min
    • Dutch Premiere
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    Filmed over the course of three years, this film introduces Western viewers to the small and prototypical provincial Russian town of Yelnya where people admire Vladimir Putin for making Russia great again. Yelnya has remained economically marginalized ever since the Soviet Union collapsed. But people have regained pride. They believe that president Putin is bringing back glory and power to the Russian nation. Not many object to the constant propaganda claims that fascism is threatening once again from the US and Europe, and that Russia must stand ready to defend itself.

    Credits

    Director
    Dmitry Bogolubov
    Production
    Vlad Ketkovich for Ethnogeographic Research Foundation (Ethnofund)

    Contact

    World Sales
    Esther van Messel for First Hand Films
    Festival Handling
    Vlad Ketkovich for Ethnogeographic Research Foundation (Ethnofund)

    More information

    Available versions
    52' and 82'
    Spoken languages
    Russian

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