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HOW BIG IS GALAXY?
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2018
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Ksenia Elyan
Ksenia Elyan
Ksenia Elyan
Maria Gavrilova, Max Tuula, Alexander Rastorguev
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72 min
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The Zharkov family – mother, father and two sons – represent one of the last remaining indigenous peoples of the Arctic, the Dolgans, and they continue to live a nomadic way of life in the extreme north of Siberia. Seven-year-old Zakhar and his older brother Prokopy already have their own reindeer and their own herding grounds. Zakhar is an inquisitive and intelligent boy. Every day he comes up with hundreds of new questions about the world, and he is surprised to find that his new teacher does not always have answers to them.
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Selected festival history
⦁ IDFA 2018 (world premiere)
⦁ DocPoint Tallinn 2019 (Estonian national premiere)
⦁ Millenium International Film Festival, Brussels, 2019
⦁ DOKer Moscow International Documentary Film Festival 2019 (Russian national premiere),
⦁ Best Full-Length Documentary goEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden, 2019
⦁ Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2019
⦁ TRT Documentary Awards, Istanbul, 2019
⦁ Dokfest Münich 2019
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Ksenia Elyan
Director's biography:
Ksenia Elyan was born in Moscow. Since 2000 she has professionally edited documentary films, television programs, commercials, and other video productions. She also works as a camera operator and director. In 2010 she graduated from the Razbezhkina & Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre. Her debut documentary Uncle Vova was awarded at the Artdokfest film festival in 2010. «How big is galaxy?» is her feature-length debut.

Director's filmography:
⦁ 2018 - «How big is galaxy?»
⦁ 2010 - «Uncle Vova»