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FILM SCREENING: CHRONICLES OF A REVOLUTION THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN BY KONSTANTIN SELIN

CHRONICLES OF A REVOLUTION THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN

Production: Konstantin Selin
Script & Director & Camera & Producer: Konstantin Selin
Producer: Maya Selina
Sound: Anastasiya Vladimirova
78 min, Russia 2017
The film will be in Russian with English subtitles

When in November 2015 in Russia a toll system for heavy lorries was imposed on Federal highways, it changed the lives of its long-distance drivers, and rendered their businesses unviable.

In November 2015 a system called Plato was introduced to Russia - a toll system for trucks. After that every truck driver had to install a special tracking system and pay 3 roubles per kilometer. The new system led to a number of protests around the country. For Oleg and Andrew drivers from Saint-Petersburg it seemed unfair that the collected money was going not to the government but to a private company established by one of the president's friends.

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When government representatives refused to communicate with the drivers and started an information war against them, the drivers decided to take more serious action. Late at night Andrew and Oleg together with other drivers went by truck from Saint-Petersburg to Moscow, determined to overturn the system. The main goal was to make the president listen and support them, so they could safely return to work. What started as a peaceful protest by the drivers soon transformed into a strike that lasted for over two months and became a major protest of the Putin era.

This documentary was shown at "Artdocfest" - the largest documentary film festival in Russia. Chronicles of a revolution That Didn't Happen won an award for Best Debut Film at the "Saratov Sufferings" International Documentary Festival.

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For several years Konstantin Selin worked as an editor in Krasnoyarsk TV company "Afontovo". He graduated from the Halperin Faculty of Photojournalists and in the same year Konstantin did a course at Bedfordshire University in Documentary Film Making. In 2014 he completed work on the film "Sunday", and was appointed chairman of the student jury at the 24th International Film Festival "Message to Man". His graduation film was called "Soon a New Happy Life Will Come". In 2016, he took part in the "East-West Talent Lab" within the "go East" Festival (Germany, Weisbaden), where he presented the draft of a new film «Chronicles of a Revolution That Didn't Happen». Konstantin was invited to Holland as a director to work on the documentary project "Neimen-Pskov: at the same time". In 2017, he took part in a script writing workshop SiberiaDOC with the project "To Fulfill a Dream", which was afterwards presented at  Wiesbaden (Go East, 2017) and ArtDocFest Riga 2017.

Come at 6pm for a chance to see the murals by Victoria Lomasko with curator Elena Zaytseva before the exhibition closes on 26 May 2018. There will be an informal discussion over a glass of wine, followed by the film screening.  


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Режиссер: Константин Селин
Продюсер: Мая Селина
Звук: Анастасия Владимировна
78 мин, Россия 2017
Показ фильма состоится на русском языке с английскими субтитрами

Олег и Андрей - водители-дальнобойщики, которые большую часть жизни провели за рулем больших грузовиков. После долгих лет круглосуточной работы, им удалось построить бизнес и разрешить материальные проблемы. Они могли заниматься любимым делом и достойно обеспечивать свои семьи. Когда в ноябре 2015 года в России ввели платный проезд по всем федеральным трассам для тяжелых грузовиков, жизнь водителей резко изменилась. Систему взимания платы назвали “Платон” (“плата за тонны”). Поздней ночью Андрей и Олег вместе с другими дальнобойщиками выехали из Петербурга в Москву, чтобы отменить эту систему.

Фильм был показан на фестивале "Артдокфест" (Москва, Санкт-Петербург, Екатеринбург). На фестивале "Саратовские страдания" получил награду за лучший дебют.