The Film Marathon in Chelyabinsk is Over, but Work Continues

02/04/2024 14:08

The “WON TOGETHER” film marathon, which has become an integral part of the “WON TOGETHER” International Documentary Film Festival, becomes year-round and continuous.
The form of showing documentary films to Russian students in different cities of the vast country, found and tested in 2022, turned out to be in demand both by teachers and the target audience. Films - prize-winners and winners of the International Film Festival “WON TOGETHER” named after Vladimir Menshov gain an ever-increasing audience.

Today “WON TOGETHER” has a large collection of the best examples of feature documentary films, the authors of which are happy to join in the discussion with the youth audience after the screenings.
The organizers of the Film Festival and Film Marathon - a team of experts from the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio - held film screenings in Chelyabinsk.

The venues for the Cinema Marathon were: Chelyabinsk State University, College of South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk College of Law. In total, 7 screenings were held, the audience of students was 750 people.
“Students who are future employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the police are studying at the Chelyabinsk Law College,” said Maxim Sidorov, a member of the team of organizers of the film festival and film marathon. “They were shown films about Donbass, films on the theme “Man of Labor” - they were very relevant. There were responses and publications. Films like these go straight to the heart.”

We are happy to note that educators consult with their audience about what topic they would like to see a film on, and everyone chooses something different. The leading topics are Donbass, space, modernity. We are touched and grateful for the guys’ sincere feedback. It was amazing. Silent hall. Focused students while watching films, and after finishing being asked about their impressions: there was a stunning answer: “Let’s just be silent, after this I just want to sit and think. Thank you very much, please convey our words of gratitude to the directors and all the teams who made the films.” We showed the children the films “Being Young” and “Donbass. Voices of unbroken people."

The initiative to hold the Cinema Marathon was supported by the leadership of the Chelyabinsk region and rectors of educational institutions. There are already agreements on permanent cooperation. The organizers are expected to show films by May 9, Cosmonautics Day. The film marathon has passed, but work continues within the framework of thematic days.