1. ONCE MY MOTHER VOD

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    from Ronin Films / Added

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    Abandoned in an Adelaide orphanage at the age of seven, Sophia feels betrayed by her mother, Helen. In early adulthood, Sophia still feels angry and resentful. Her mother is now married with two more children. Sophia rejects her new family and refuses contact with her mother. In her twenties, Sophia is now a filmmaker living in far away Sydney, embracing her independence but deep down, blaming her mother when things go wrong in her life. Yet Sophia finds herself drawn back to her mother’s life, using Helen’s stories as inspiration for her films but disguising them as fiction. Thirty years on, Helen has dementia. Sophia starts to question their deeply troubled relationship. She digs out an unfinished documentary film about Helen that she’d started as a film student years before and finds herself compelled to finish it. Returning to her mother’s former homeland of Eastern Poland in what is now Ukraine, Sophia begins to trace her mother’s traumatic childhood. Orphaned as a young girl, Helen grows up in a rural Polish village. As an adolescent, she’s illiterate and homeless, somehow surviving on the streets. As Sophia re-examines her mother’s life, she discovers the historical truth behind Helen’s deportation to a Siberian gulag. Helen was one of almost two million Poles who were incarcerated in Russian gulags during World War Two. The truth behind this little known episode of history reveals a dark story of betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies. Miraculously given their freedom, Helen is part of a vast exodus of Poles who travel from Russia with no food or organised transport. Over months, they trek thousands of miles to Uzbekistan and eventually, freedom in Persia. Most of the Poles perish on this treacherous journey. Helen is one of the few survivors and she’s sent to a Polish refugee camp in Lusaka, Africa. Here she meets Valdiero, the love of her life, an Italian prisonerof-war who becomes Sophia’s father. Finally, a decade after leaving Poland, Helen and her baby daughter arrive in Australia as refugees. Not long afterwards, she abandons Sophia in an orphanage. With growing insight, Sophia starts to re-assess the troubled relationship with her mother. But as Helen slips out of reach, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late? *INTERNATIONAL AWARDS* AUDIENCE AWARD, Krakow Film Festival, Poland TIME OF HISTORY AWARD, Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING HUMAN VALUES, 26th Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago SPECIAL AWARD ‘Niepokorni, Niezlomni, Wiekleci’ Film Festival Gdynia, Poland PRIZE, 'Cinema With A Soul', Warsaw BEST NON-FEATURE FILM, Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, USA FINALIST, FIPA Festival Biarritz, In Competition *AUSTRALIAN AWARDS* BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, Australian Directors Guild Awards AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY, Adelaide Film Festival AUDIENCE AWARD BEST FILM, Canberra International Film Festival BEST MUSIC IN DOCUMENTARY, CEZARY SKUBISZEWSKI, Australian Screen Music Awards BEST DOCUMENTARY BIOGRAPHY, ATOM Awards BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY Nomination, AACTA Awards BEST SOUND Nomination, AACTA Awards BEST EDITING DOCUMENTARY Nomination, Australian Screen Editors Guild FINALIST Sydney Film Festival Documentary Competition

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    • Perm-36 Gulag Museum

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      A short multimedia piece from my expedition to Siberia.

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      • Gulags en Corea del Norte (Lavanguardia.com)

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        El morir de hambre o terminar ahorcado en el patio central de uno de los campos de concentración es una realidad diaria para más de 200.000 personas en Corea del Norte. Allí el gobierno de Kim Jong Un no sólo recluye a quienes considera "traidores del Líder Supremo", sino también a las tres generaciones cercanas, es decir, a los abuelos, hermanos, hijos y nietos del principal sospechoso. Vídeo publicado en www.lavanguardia.com el 30/10/2013 junto al artículo: Ahn Myong Chol: "En Corea del Norte sobreviven más de 200.000 personas en campos de concentración" http://www.lavanguardia.com/internacional/20131030/54392422153/entrevista-campos-concentracion-corea-norte.html

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        • Gulag

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          • Gulag - A game of workers and saboteurs in a totalitarian regime

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            Canal Army soldier! The heat of your work will melt your prison term. The Motherland expects all citizens to contribute to the five-year plan and your task is to construct the White Sea - Baltic Sea Canal. Complete it in time and you will be considered reforged. However, there are traitors among you who will strike and sabotage the work. Make use of supervisors to find them and correct them. Trust nobody! Gulag is a deduction game with the classic concept of hidden identities. Add to this the double objectives of loyal workers trying to complete a task and disloyal workers trying to sabotage the same. Complete with the semi-hidden information where each players knows one player and is known by another player and you have a paranoid gameplay. All this for 5-10 players but only 18 cards! For more information, please visit http://www.novasuecia.se/gulag/home.html or https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/gulag.

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            • Nikita Audition

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              Audition for the role of Nikita in "Gulag Barashevo" as performed by James Timphony

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              • Zona

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                from Muha Zekotuha / Added

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                This video is a short introduction to site design. The site called Zona, prison in Russian and it is dedicated to russian prisoner's tattoos and their secret meaning.

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                • Post Bellum - Jiri Stransky

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                  Client: Post Bellum Production: Lion Communication Director: Lubos Vacke DOP: Lubos Vacke Editor: S Pro Alfa Sound: Leo Burnett Advertising, S Pro Alfa Producer: Blanka Najemnikova Agency: Leo Burnett Advertising

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                  • Post Bellum - Marketa Novakova

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                    Client: Post Bellum Production: Lion Communication Director: Lubos Vacke DOP: Lubos Vacke Editor: S Pro Alfa Sound: Leo Burnett Advertising, S Pro Alfa Producer: Blanka Najemnikova Agency: Leo Burnett Advertising

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                    • Post Bellum - Karel Vavrinek

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                      Client: Post Bellum Production: Lion Communication Director: Lubos Vacke DOP: Lubos Vacke Editor: S Pro Alfa Sound: Leo Burnett Advertising, S Pro Alfa Producer: Blanka Najemnikova Agency: Leo Burnett Advertising

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