Private Project

Flag of Eden

It’s been 5 years since Ukrainian Crimea was annexed by Russia. The film is exploring Crimean life in the post-truth era, when the voice of common people is overlaid by governmental propaganda.

5 heroes express their opinion on the situation in Crimea under the Russian flag, talk about their hopes and fears. Real lives of characters are hidden under the official Russian position, full of enthusiasm, bravado and imperial pride. Moreover, propaganda romanticizes militarism and imperial expansion, making it desirable and «sexy» for Russians.

While Crimean «homecoming to Russia» as media call it, is considered as the main Russia’s achievement of the century, «home-comers» themselves don’t feel that confident about their future.

  • Pyotr Frontov
  • Pyotr Frontov
  • Pyotr Frontov
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, mini DV
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Director Statement

Militaristic moods are becoming more and more popular in Russia. Territorial intervention in Ukraine was supported by the majority of Russians. Imperial ambition seems to be the main moving force for the authorities.

Militarism, aggression, intolerance - all of these seems a bit weird in 2019. In my film I’m trying to explore what happens to ordinary people that were involved in imperial expansion. What are the priorities: territory or people?