In response to yesterday’s decision at the Supreme Court not to overturn the December 2021 ruling, animation artists and cartoonists in Russia have made a series of short films in support of the organisation.
You can watch the films on Vimeo
A short animated film made by Alexandra (Sasha) Kononova for her friend Yury DMITRIEV’s foster daughter Natasha. Under present circumstances, sadly, they are no longer in touch.
A Story for Natasha (7 minutes long)
The film, made by animators Sasha and Yury Mikhailin, has been entered for the ArtDocFest festival in Riga (Latvia).
YURY DMITRIEV’s lawyer, Victor Anufriev, expects a verdict in his second trial at the end of February 2020. The prosecution and defence are currently giving their final statements. The present trial began in October 2018 and has proceeded even more slowly than the first. Less is known about what has been going on behind closed doors at the second trial, also held in camera.Continue reading
On 19 August 2019, when the barbarous excavations of the Military History Society were well under way, a large group of students from the Moscow International Film School arrived at Sandormokh. They brought with them 16 unique plaques they had made themselves, listing those shot and buried there, from first Solovki transport and the prisoners of the White Sea-Baltic camp complex.Continue reading