Gagarin’s Pioneers

Documentary / Germany – Russia / 2006 / 100’

  • Author:Vitalij Manskij
  • Director:Vitalij Manskij
  • DOP:Ivan Makarov, Vitalij Manskij
  • Editor:Dascha Danilova
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:Karlovy Vary IFF 2006, DocLisboa 2006

Anti-Semitism at the hands of the Soviet Union state made many families in the 70s emigrate. Vitalij Manskij makes for Israel and other countries in search of those he once knew so well, for their mutual past and for discussions about dreams and disappointments, discrimination and dominance, homeland and happiness.

In co-production with ZDF in association with arte, YLE (FI) and Studio Vertov (RU). Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography of the Russian Federation.