Germany 2016, short documentary, 30 min
Written and directed by Yulia Lokshina
Cinematography by Zeno Legner
Produced by Isabelle Bertolone and Marius Ehlayil (wirFILM)
in Coproduction with HFF Munich
The Russian island Sakhalin lies 8000 km to the east of Moscow. Every summer, with state support, it hosts a military-patriotic camp for kids from the region. The children are being trained in patriotism and armed combat, backed by lessons of Russian orthodox tradition.
In Summer 2015, due to the 70th anniversary of the victory of the soviet army in WWII, the camp takes part in reconstruction of a historic battle, where the kids take on the roles of soldiers.
The documentary „Days of Youth“ follows the children in their daily training until the final performance - their experiences, their dreams and hopes.