Broadway. Black Sea

Refugees from the Caucasian republics, Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Russians, meet on the shore of the Black Sea: they work as shop keepers, life guards, karaoke singers, or just enjoy their holidays.
It all happens at a place called Broadway, which is no-where to be found on a map, not even the most detailed ones. The temporary inhabitants of Broadway construct a whole world en miniature, consisting of small carts, tents or booths parked in close, haphazard rows. The scenery, which is put up for a few weeks during the summer, bubbles with life – and in no way corresponds with ordinary daily life in Russia.


Country of Production
Russia / Germany

Year of Production

35mm, Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

59 / 78 min

Vitaly Mansky

Production filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF and Czech Television, RTR Russian Television and Vertov Studio, in association with ARTE and YLE TV2

Original Language


Festivals / Awards

Visions du Réel Nyon 2002 (Prix SRG SSR idée Suisse)
CineEco Seia 2002 (Special Mention)
Festival dei Popoli Firenze 2002 (Giampaolo Paoli Award)
Maremma Doc Festival Pitigliano 2002 (Grand Prix of the Public)
Nomination for Prix Europa 2002
Documentary Festival Munich 2002
Edinburgh IFF 2002
Sheffield IDF 2002
Stranger Than Fiction Dublin 2002
Belgrade IFF 2003
INPUT Aarhus 2003
Hot Docs Toronto 2003
EcoCinema Athens 2003
Valladolid IFF 2003
DocLisboa 2005