Apart from Pit no. 8, also Planet Kirsan, Blue Sky. Dark Bread, At the Edge of Russia and Katka were screened in the New Docs section. Andrei Ujica's portrait of the last Romanian dictator, The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu, was screened in special section focused on the use of archival footage.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, USA
April 14 – 17, 2011
Auk Nr 8, Estonia, Ukraine, 2010, 95 min, HD, Creative, Personal View, Social Issues
In the heart of a once thriving Ukrainian coal-mining region everybody digs – retirees, unemployed miners and even the children. Years ago, the town's desperate residents decided to start mining illegally; they excavate everywhere!!! The story focuses on the Sikanov family, which has three children. 15-year-old Yura, the grandson of a powerful Soviet plant director, is the head of the family working as a miner in the illegal pit. Most Jura wants to run his own cafe somewhere far from home, but the responsibility for the two sisters and looming economic crisis pushes his dreams in the distant future.
East Silver 2010 / East Silver Caravan 2010 / Silver Eye Nominees 2010 / Docu Talents from the East 2010 / East European Forum 2008