Dutch documentary wins Moscow prize
The Dutch documentary has won a prize at the Moscow ArtDokFest. The Special Jury Prize for Long Documentary was presented to director Jessica Gorter. The film focuses on the struggles of those who survived the long siege by German forces during World War II from 8 September 1941 to 27 January 1944.
The three million inhabitants of Leningrad now renamed St Petersburg suffered extremes of starvation and deprivation. For decades after the war they were not allowed to talk about it, in order not to detract from the heroic victory myth constructed by the Soviet Union.
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