Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner 2008
Campus MovieFest National Grande Finale Best Picture 2007
1917. Vladmir Lenin dissolves the People’s Constituent Assembly, consolidating his rise to power within the Communist Party and within the dawning formation of the United Soviet Socialist Republic. A political maelstrom begins to brew.
1918. A Russian Jewish woman, an ardent member of the Social Revolutionary party, makes an attempt on Lenin’s life.
Inspired by true events, Fanya Kaplan is the story of a zealous woman guided by her instincts and political fervor to a Moscow factory on August, 30, 1918 to put herself behind a gun aimed at one of the most important figures in the development of the 20th century.
A woman, a prisoner, a political insurgent, and a martyr, Fanya Kaplan, in this short film (written by Wesley Wingo and directed by Michael Gluzman and Brad Tucker) leads her contingent of SR conspirators on an undertaking that will make her a popular folk hero in the eyes of some, infamous in the eyes of others.
A piece steeped in idealism, passion, betrayal and cowardice, this historical action thriller explores where guilt lies when men and women are blinded by their convictions or their fears no matter which choices they live and die by.
Campus MovieFest Cut, 2007
Description copy by Wesley Wingo.