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TO LIVE – IN SPITE OF WAR AND DEATH

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  • year : 2022
  • country : Russia
  • timing : 87:26'
  • genre : documentary
  • producer : Ekaterina Ryabinina

written by Ekaterina Ryabinina
produced by Tamara Ivanova, Ekaterina Ryabinina
DoPs Tatiana Danilova, Pavel Skrebnev
music by Grigory Avakov
sound by Stanislav Kurnosov
editor Tatiana Danilova
animation Aleksander Anufriev
production company: 0819 Digital – Video with meaning

This is a real story about mercy. About Elizabeth Glinka and her followers. About the humanitarian mission of the charity organization "Doctor Lisa's Fair Care" in Donbas. About the readiness to rush to help at any time of the day and night, at any point of the earth. Despite the war and the closed borders. This is a movie about the fact that there’re no alien people's children. That every child's life is priceless. About how important to save, help and protect everyone in need, right here and right now.

  • Nevsky Blagovest International Christian Film Festival (2021, Russia, Saint Petersburg)


Director’s statement

Since I have been working in the field of charity for quite a long time, my team we created a social video for various foundations and non-profit organizations, I know very well what Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka and the Fair Aid organization, founded by her, dedicated their work to. I have seen with my own eyes how the staff and followers of Dr. Lisa are fighting for the life of every child, how they’re doing everything that is possible and impossible to help him and his family. And, of course, I wanted to tell you about this struggle. By and large, ICOO “Fair Help from Doctor Lisa” is one of the few public organizations that comprehensively helps Donbass. For 7 years now, every day, every hour, every minute. After all, these children, seriously ill children, were not particularly needed by anyone. Their home, their faith, their hope were all taken away. They cannot receive quality medical care. Not because there are bad doctors, but because medicine, like the economy, like many other social institutions, has been utterly destroyed. In my personal opinion, the current situation in Donbass is one of the most tragic and unfair chapters in modern history. Because it clearly demonstrates how, on the one hand, the world in which we live is fragile, and on the other hand, what destructive power this world unleashes at times. In our film, we tried to look at the current situation in Donbass from a human perspective, to stay out of politics. To tell a story from the start of the conflict to the present day. Starting with the first child's life saved by Elizaveta Glinka. We wanted to honestly show and illustrate with specific examples, specific stories, specific situations, how charity works. I immediately decided for myself that I would not give any assessments to the characters or events in the film, as an author. It was important for me to give people, who took part in the film, an opportunity to tell their story, to give them the opportunity to be heard.


ABOUT THE FILM DIRECTOR:

Ekaterina Ryabinina was born on 08.08.1988 in Kostroma, Russia. Graduated from the Kostroma State University named after N.A. Nekrasov as a Journalist.


FILMOGRAPHY:

2022 - "To Live – In Spite of War and Death", documentary \ debut
2018-2019 - "Not alone in the dark", documentary cycle

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