Teacher with knife close to a student's arm with one other student in background.



Warning sirens sound through the city. Deafening shots echo in the school corridor. Horror and fear – the subject of this disturbing study uses footage recorded by Russian teenagers on their smart phones from behind their desks.

The artistic collective known under the pseudonym Angie Vinchito uses online videos found on YouTube and social networks. Without any wider context, they assemble seemingly unrelated scenes into a mosaic showing the intimidation, mental and physical bullying, and propaganda found in educational institutions across Russia. Young people who stream their lives online almost nonstop unwittingly capture the reality of the authoritarian system under which they live. But when their efforts to resist are suppressed by the state, their inner frustration and confusion turns to paranoia, the brutal consequences of which are stored in the bottomless archive of the internet.

Evald, Národní 28, Praha 1

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Petr Bouška, host of the podcast Balanc

Prague Municipal Library – Large Hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Rita Loginova, Journalist
Original TitleManifesto
Original LanguageRussian
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2022
Country of OriginRussia
Length68 min.
Tags Children and Youth, Dictatorships, Cost of Safety
Director Angie Vinchito

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