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Against the Stream
  • 57 min.
  • russian
  • english
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A few weeks in the life of a young Paralympic athlete Andrei Filippov (19 years old), a master of sports in swimming for the blind. Having met Andrey in his small homeland, together with him we will make a short but important journey from home training in Volgograd to a performance in Moscow at the Russian Cup. On this journey, we will try to get to know Andrei a little better and understand how he lives. Every day he has to overcome a variety of difficulties: moral, financial, health problems. Andrei was born an albino with 5 percent vision in a city where, according to him, being special is almost a crime. And from early childhood, he got used to mockery and misunderstanding of peers. All these years, Andrey has been opposing himself to the world around him, and swimming has become a way for him to fight for a "place in the sun." In his case, this expression takes on an additional color, because direct contact with sunlight is contraindicated for albinos.

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Director
Grigory Kurdyaev
Screenwriter
Grigory Kurdyaev
Cinematographer
Dmitry Elanchuk
Producer
Vladimir Elanchuk
Composer
GraveAlchemist
Sound operator
Victor Brus

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