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  • This documentary film profiles fifteen-year-old Yura and his sisters who escaped their alcoholic parents. However, to pay the bills he must mine for coal in abandoned pits near his Ukrainian hometown.
  • Для русскоязычного зрителя мы предлагаем возможность посмотреть фильм бесплатно (стрим). Загрузив фильм за 10 Евро, вы тем самым поможете главному герое Юре Сиканову, которому срочно нужен ряд операций. Благодарим за содействие!

    With downloading the film for 10€, you will donate my share of 5€ for Yura's surgery. Online will also donate 2€ of their share. Thank you!

    In the heart of 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: in abandoned mines, under the basements of demolished buildings, in the neighborhood woods and leisure parks, as well as in their own vegetable gardens.
    The story focuses on the Sikanov family, which has three children. Fifteen-year-old Yura, the grandson of once powerful Soviet plant director, puts his dreams on hold in an emotionally riveting struggle to provide for his sisters the only way possible: illegally, and perilously, mining the remaining scraps in a once-thriving Ukrainian coal town.
  • Director: Marianna Kaat
  • Screenplay: Marianna Kaat
  • Director of photography: Rein Kotov
  • Editor (Cut): Max Golomidov
  • Composer: Timo Steiner
  • Sound: Ivo Felt
    • Production company: Baltic Film Production
    • coproduced by: Interfilm Production Studio




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