Teen Dox

Days of Youth

Yulia Lokshina
Screening time  
01.03. / Wednesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
Experiences, dreams and hopes of children, taking on the roles of soldiers in the reconstruction of a historic battle.

The Russian island Sakhalin lies 8000km 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 the reconstruction of a historic battle, where the kids take on the roles of soldiers. The documentary accompanies the children in their daily training until the final performance – their experiences, their dreams and hopes.

Yulia Lokshina

Yulia Lokshina was born in 1986 in Moscow but moved to Germany shortly before the turn of millennium. Along with culture and language studies, she worked on various theatre and film projects and curated a short film festival CrankCookie. In 2011 she made her first documentary At Home and enrolled in the documentary film programme at the University for Television and Film Munich.

General sponsor

Tage der Jugend

2016, 32'

Directed by:
Yulia Lokshina

Screenplay by:
Yulia Lokshina

Zeno Legner

Edited by:
Manon Falise, Yulia Lokshina

Isabelle Bertolone, Marius Ehlayil

Produced by:
wirFILM Bertolone & Ehlayil GbR, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München

Festivals & Awards:

Duisburg Film Week 2016, Kasseler Dokfest 2016, Russian Open Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest 2016