On March, 30 will start a VI Film Festival “Open Your Eyes!”
6st yearly Film fetival against racism and xenophobia «Open your eyes!» will be held from March 30 until April 3 in St.Petersberg. Its organizer will be Russian Social Democratic Union of Youth. Festival will be held in Foundation of painter Mikhail Shemyakin at Sadovaya st., 11.
The festival program includes films: «Russia 88» (Russia, film director Pavel Bardin), «Love me please» (Russia, film director Valeriy Balayan), «Prayers for Bobby» (USA, film director Russell Mulcahy), «Das Fräulein» (Mexico-USA, film director Andrea Staka), «Wondrous Oblivion» (UK-Germany, film director Paul Morrison).
The festival will premiere thirty-minute documentary film «From Tajikistan to St.Peterberg» filmed at the initiative of a member RSDUY Yuriy Ioffe. The film was directed by Svetlana Kenetsius. The film was made with the assistance of Farruh Sattorov, the head of the Youth Association of Students from Tajikistan in St. Petersburg.
However, not everything goes smoothly: RSDSM again faced with the refusal of the city cinemas.
«The administration refused to provide facilities for showing films that are included in the festival program: «Russia 88» by Pavel Bardin, «Love me please» by Valeriy Balayan, «Prayers for Bobby» by Russell Mulcahy, «Das Fräulein» by Andrea Staka, «Wondrous Oblivion» by Paul Morrison and documentary «From Tajikistan to St.Peterberg» — told the news agency Rosbalt
Chairman of RSDUY Evgeniy Konovalov.
«And this year we decided to do otherwise – to negotiate through the organization of «Festival of Festivals», which works with the «House of Cinema» and «Rodina». But again we have failed. Cinema «Rodina» esponded to our partners that the anti-fascist festival «does not fit ideologically». And this, among other things, the state cinema. In «House of Cinema» simply told that they do not like movies that we show» — Russian web-site of Radio Free Europe