Subscribe to our blog Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Follow us on Twitter Follow us on instagram Follow us on Tumblr


Okhapkina, Ksenia
The film, set in a Far-North industrial town in Russia, reveals the mechanism that entices human beings to voluntarily become a resource to be used by the state. Can a person ever be free in a society, where intricate and obscure structures take control of their mind-set from an early age? The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle. The director’s subtle but demanding look reveals “the system” at work in the most benign-looking situations, in any moment of the everyday. What happens to people’s free will and self-determination in such conditions?


Aspect Ratio Films, 2019.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Originally produced by Aspect Ratio Films in 2019.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Okhapkina, Ksenia, film director.

Aspect Ratio Films (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
Target Readership: