Konstantin Davydkin
Konstantin Davydkin
Автор и режиссёр документальных фильмов. Окончил Высшие курсы сценаристов и режиссеров.
Date of birth
Moscow protests in the summer of 2019, caused by the exclusion of independent candidates from the elections to the Moscow City Duma, were brutally dispersed by riot police and the National Guard. The peaceful protest actions on July 27 and August 3, which brought thousands of people outraged by the injustice to the central streets of Moscow, inspired and made many bolder, despite the arrests and the large criminal trial called the “Moscow case”. The persecution has mobilized new forces of solidarity among professional human rights defenders and grassroots activists, especially young ones. Supporting political prisoners has become a fashionable pastime. How long?
Politzek is the new black
60 min
The word "grass roots" is often used as an international term for grassroots civic activity. The film was filmed throughout 2017, which in Russia it was proclaimed the Year of Ecology, but in fact, environmental violations only intensified. Blocking illegal actions of developers, watch and tent camps, press conferences, collection of signatures, pickets, all this is effective and ineffective at the same time. The film “Grassroots” explores three vivid cases of environmental struggle, namely in Karelia (protection of the Sunsky Forest), in the Krasnodar Territory (Ecowatchta activities) and in the Voronezh Region (protection of the Khoper River), and on their example answers the main questions faced by environmental activists today in our country. In the film, we hear the voices of many environmentalists and listen to the opinion of the most experienced: Evgeny Vitishko, Andrey Rudomakha, Konstantin Rubakhin, Suren Gazaryan, Evgenia Chirikova, Tatyana Chestina, Grigory Kuksin. Some bright activists were forced to emigrate, and some received real terms. What does it cost to defend your forest, park, city? Who can do it?
Grass Roots
58 min
The heroes of the film were members of a volunteer firefighting squad. Where do they get the strength to fight a fire that cannot be put out? After all, natural fires that happen every year cannot be extinguished forever, this war never ends. What is the strength of volunteer firefighters and what is their weakness? The film was created with donations from future viewers and became an example of a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Volunteers. Playing with fire
37 min
A year before the famous meeting on the Elbe, Americans and Russians met in Poltava, in 1944, for the only time in history, US aviation was based on the territory of the Soviet Union.
War sky
132 min