• Director(s):

    DIVERS

  • Producer(s):

    ARTE FRANCE, ALEGRIA, AVANTIS

  • Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    2011

  • Language(s):

    German, English, French

  • Rights:

    TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

In 1991, the dissolution of the Soviet Union marked the official end of what had been a vast conglomerate of nations grouped together under the flag of communism. 20 years on, the 15 republics that formerly made up the USSR are examined, to look at what they have become.

It is an opportune time to acknowledge the end of a world, by reflecting on what has come out of it that is new. A group of directors from many of these countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Moldavia, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine) combine their efforts in an international project, painting a current portrait of their generation, through family, personal, intimate and professional relationships.

The portrait they paint is a social, cultural, romantic, and political one, and reveals their experiences and world-views, and what life is like for tens of millions of men and women from countries we know little or nothing about. What confrontation is there between the generations, and between the cultures of the former soviet world and the emerging world? How do these different societies and cultures fit into our planet's global village? The directors and authors of all these countries put forward their own sensitive and detailed perspectives.