- year : 2017
- country : Russia
- timing : 56:15'
- genre : documentary
- producer : Maria Kelchevskaya
written by Anastasiya Zverkova
produced by Olga Aksamentova
DoPs Anton Sotnikov, Yuriy Ermolin, Kirill Dimov
music by V.Dashkevich, V.Sokolov
sound by Igor Gubarev
editor Polina Stepanova
production designer Alena Slastina
production company: «Irkutsk Regional Cinema Foundation»
In Anga village of Irkutsk region (on the birthplace of Saint Innocent, Apostle of Siberia and America) a temple is being built in the memory of the famous countryman. In Anchorage (USA) such a temple has been standing … for more than half a century. And indigenous people (the Aleutians) that were baptized by Saint Innocent in the 19th century not just live as Christians but also propagate Christianity among non-believers both Americans and ... Russians. Shot as a biography with the elements of essay the film tells how Christianity returns to Anga village through Alaska, that has been lost territorially but not spiritually.
International Film Festival "Radiant Angel", Special Jury Prize (2017, Russia, Moscow)
Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science Films "People and Environment", Special Jury Prizes (2017, Russia, Irkutsk)
International Orthodox Sretensky Film Festival "Meeting" (2018, Russia, Obninsk)
International Film Forum "Golden Knight" (2018, Russia, Sevastopol)
Russian Documentary Film Festival "Salt of the Earth" (2018, Russia, Samara)
International Orthodox Film Festiva "Pokrov", Special Diploma, Audience Award (2018, Ukraine, Kiev)
International Film and TV-program Festival "Radonezh", Special Jury Prize (2018, Russia, Moscow)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Maria Kelchevskaya was born on 23.05.1970 in Cheremkhovo, (Irkutsk region), Russia. Graduated from The Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors (VKSR) as a film director. Member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia and director of Irkutsk Regional Cinema Foundation.
2017 - "St. Innocent (Veniaminov). A Homecoming", documentary
2015 - "Irkutsk Cinematographic"
2014-2016 - "The Chronicle of the Irkutsk Region"
2007 - "Becoming a Clown", documentary
2005 - "The Garden", documentary
2005 - "Our Happy Children's Home", documentary