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Killing girls
  • 16+
  • 80 min
  • Russian
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St. Petersburg, Russia Killing Girls brings us into the world of an abortion clinic that specializes in late term teenage abortions. Here, abortions are sometimes performed even after 6 months of pregnancy. Killing girls is a story made for women with a women’s point of view. Russian writer Anna Sirota shares her own personal story with the audience, comparing the sad experience’s of her own, with Russia's new generation of teenagers. Killing Girls tells the truth about abortion - this film is neither Pro Life nor Pro Choice. Filmmakers follow the main characters when they enter the clinic and stay with them when they leave. But it is not just a documentary about girls who have had to make a tough decisions and only focusing on the medical procedures. Killing Girls is a story about moral and economic choices in today’s Russian society. It is the story about girls that at one point in their life decided to end a late term pregnancy. It is the story of the doctors who performs these late term abortions. Who are these people and what makes them do what they do? Killing girls takes the audience through the history of abortion in Russia, through the Stalin time to Perestroika, and ending up today. It is story about choices and decisions, about morals and consequences, about sin and salvation and finally about the eternal battle between life and death. This battle is happening today. This film is the 3rd part of the trilogy by David Kinsella and Anna Sirota called “The Children of Perestroika”. Other films - „Love Letters from a Children's Prison“ and „Beautiful Tragedy“ are also available for viewing on our site. The 3 films compare the Russian youth of before the revolution and after.
Film crew
  • Director:
    David Kinsella, Anna Sirota
  • Screenwriter:
    Anna Sirota
  • Cinematographer:
    David Kinsella
  • Producer:
    Ivar Hartvixen, David Kinsella
  • Composer:
    Frank Ilfman
  • Theme:
    Women, Religion, Economy, Medicine, Family, zdorov'e
  • Film studio:
    David Kinsella Productions AS
  • Genre:
    Drama, Essay
  • Country of action:
  • Place of action:
  • Period of action:
    2008, 2009
  • Language:
  • Artdocfest 2009