Convictions

Ubezhdeniya
Tatiana Chistova
Russia, Poland | 2016 | 63 min.


Category: Journeys to Freedom

How easy is it for a conscientious objector to refuse military service in today's Russia? Although it is permitted by the constitution, a recruitment commission can reject the request. The film follows the efforts of four young men who are attempting to persuade the authorities and the commission about their motives for requesting civil service. One of them was even brought before a court accused of evading military service. The scenes captured in the film show an absurd system in which the humanistic speeches of young pacifists have little chance against the incomprehension and disdain of officialdom.

Projection

08. 03. 16:00 Svetozor - Small Hall Czech premiere Debate with guests Tickets
09. 03. 22:00 Evald Tickets
14. 03. 17:00 Lucerna - Large Hall Debate with guests Tickets

Director

Tatiana Chistova

Filmography:
Frau, frau where’s the road to Pillau?, 2012
Different Speeches, 2010

Sales

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