The Idea Of the Movie
There are 162 million native speakers of Russian worldwide and about 110 million people who speak it as a second language. We live anywhere in the world, often completely assimilated within the local cultures. We come in different colors, shapes and opinions and deny to be identified with bias rooted in daily news and history books. Instead, we love to be regarded as a global diverse community in a modern world.
OUT shows five different realistic personal stories of people who relate to the language in one way or another. Shot in five countries, the movie presents interactions of Russian-speakers with the local cultures.
Through this work we'd like to show that we all share similar grieves, joys, victories and losses - and one planet for all.
When and Where Will The Movie Be Released?
The first closed show of the film will take place in May 2015 in London. Then it will begin on its journey screening at cinemas and festivals around the world. To ensure the film qualifies for festivals, it will go public during 2016 and become freely available to all interested online.
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We are young directors from five different countries who are eager to contribute to the change. We are backed by social organizations in seven EU countries, who work with local Russian-speaking communities, striving to improve the intercultural understanding between the communities and the local majorities - through arts and cultural production.
This movie is our frank effort to contribute to our common goal on an international level.
Who Is Behind the Project?
The project started as part of Culture and Media Production as a Tool for Integraion project - a two-year long partnership of organizations from seven EU countries under the support of EU Lifelong Learning Programme / Grundtvig. The project helps creative Russian-speakers from various countries meet and exchange knowledge. Via arts, music and film, we strive to overcome the stereotypes associated with Russian-speakers. The project launched in 2013 in Prague with the KOLORITfest - Festival of Russian-speakers' Culture, its next meeting took place in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2014. The last meeting will take place in London in 2015 and include the release screening of the film 'OUT'. Visit www.cmpip.org to learn more.
Czech Republic / Prague - PRAGmatiki o.s.
| Greece / Thessaloniki - Youth Support Centre «EGEO»
| United Kingdom / London - International Publishing Group LTD
| Finland / Helsinki - Logrus Ry - International Society for youth initiatives
| France / Paris - Union des russophones de France
| Slovakia / Banská Bystrica - Občianske združenie ROSSIJA
| Lithuania / Vilnus - Asociacija "Jaunimo iniciatyvinė grupė"