Gagarin’s Pioneers / Nasha Rodina

Gagarins Pioneers

Young pioneers betrayed their fatherland at the age of 10, fleeing with their parents from the Soviet Union to Israel – or they did as the Manskys who changed their names, wiped away the traces of their Jewish family history and stayed. Those who left disappeared in a parallel universe in which they have remained silent for more than 30 years. Now Vitaly Mansky makes for Israel, USA, Canada and Ukraine in search of those he once knew so well, for their mutual past and for discussions about dreams and disappointments, discrimination and dominance, homeland and happiness.

Details

Country of Production
Germany / Russia

Year of Production
2005

Format
Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

Length
100 min

Director
Vitaly Mansky

Production
Ma.ja.de. filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF in association with ARTE, YLE TV 2 and Vertov Studio

Original Language
Russian, Ukrainian, English, Hebrew

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Moscow IFF2005
Festival “Moscow Premiere” 2005
Festival KINOSHOCK 2005
Festival of Russian Cinema in Latvia 2005
Festival of Russian Cinema in Estonia 2005
KONTAKT IDF Kiew 2006
Karlovy Vary IFF 2006 (Panorama)
DocLisboa 2006