Subscribe to the newsletter about the start of ticket sales and interesting films.
We will inform you only about the most important things and only if the coordinator will have the energy to do it :)
By specifying my email, I give my consent to the processing of my personal data.
Artdocfest Open
Artdocfest Open
The Dmitriev Affair
  • 96 min
  • Russian, English
  • English
Subscribe to receive news about sessions
The riveting story of Yuri Dmitriev is a tale of one man’s fight against the erasure of history by the Russian state. Deep inside the Russian forests, against the wishes of the authorities, 60-year-old Yuri Dmitriev searches for mass graves from the era of Stalin’s terror against his own people – until one day he is arrested and sentenced to 15 years in a penal colony. The film paints a shocking picture of the way the Russian state rewrites history and treats its citizens.

Film crew
  • Director:
    Jessica Gorter
  • Screenwriter:
    Jessica Gorter
  • Cinematographer:
    Sander Snoep, Sergei Markelov, Alexandra Ivanova, Jessica Gorter
  • Producer:
    Frank van den Engel
  • Sound operator:
    Mark Wessner
  • Theme:
    Human rights, Propaganda
  • Film studio:
    Zeppers film
  • Language:
    Russian, English
  • Subtitles:
  • Artdocfest 2024
    Jury Special Mention Award