Ksenia Elyan's How Big Is the Galaxy? won the Best Feature Documentary Award at Moscow IDFF DOKer. The film is part of East Silver Caravan. Stefan Bohun's Are You Sleeping, Brother Jakob? won the Audience Award.
East Silver brought three films to Moscow: How Big Is the Galaxy? (dir. Ksenia Elyan), Are You Sleeping, Brother Jakob? (dir. Stefan Bohun) and No Obvious Signs (dir. Alina Gorlova). Galaxy previously received IDFA Forum Award for the most promising project at East Doc Platform 2018. It was screened at IDFA and DocPoint Tallinn and now it heads to goEast. Read more about the presence of East Silver titles here.
Zakhar lives among the vast Arctic spaces of Siberia, 100 miles away from human dwellings. He is 7, but he has his own reindeer and tundra for pasture. One day his nomad family is joined by a teacher, sent by the authorities to explain to the kids why why they need math and Putin. It’s the 1st grade for Zakhar and the 3rd for his brother Prokopy. The teacher is supposed to give them a standard set of knowledge, but Zakhar craves answers to millions questions about the world.
The list of all the winners is here.