You Are Not Alone!

Two unique families bring up 10 foster children.
Film, which sends a significant message to the modern world. This documentary is about the foster families, with foster parents as the main characters. The movie is not linked to nationalities or goverments for the orphanhood is the world-wide problem. The incurable sick children suddenly started to walk and talk, and the teenagers, who had experienced the grief, once again learned to believe in a bright future!

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Video:
The film about the film “You are not alone” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPgUOZF3WtY&t=272s
Teaser trailer “You are not alone”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhDMsSajOUc&t=3s

Film Documentary «You Are Not Alone» (2017)

2018:
Award - Festival "Picture this..." (Canada? Calgary)
Laureate — International Festival «Meeting» (Obninsk, Russia)

2017

1. Grand Prize - Special Program "Eternal Values" XXVIII OFCD "RUSSIA" (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
2. Laureate of the 1st degree - International Festival "Bereginya" (Arkhangelsk)
3. Prize "For Promoting Family Values by Cinematography" - All-Russian Competition of Centers and Parent Education Programs (Moscow, Russia)
4. The best social project of the South of Russia in 2017 in the nomination "Family Support" - Regional Independent Award "South Expert" (Rostov-on-Don)
5. Laureate "For the best film on a social theme" - International Festival "Fathers and Sons" (Orel, Russia)
6. Award "Cinema Music" - International Festival "Fathers and Sons" (Orel, Russia)
7. Laureate of the 1st degree - Open All-Russian Festival "Magic of Cinema"( Odintsovo, Russia)
8. "The best documentary" - International festival "CINEMA CAMP" (Kazan, Russia)
9. The "For Charity to Our Neighbor" award - the Kronstadt Festival (Kronstadt, Russia)
10. Laureate of I degrees - International Festival and All-Russian Festival « Talents of Russia» (Moscow, Russia)
11. Laureate of I degrees - International Festival « White Acacia» (Yoshkar-Ola, Chuvash Republic)
12. Laureate of the II degree - Pavel Kadochnikov Arts Festival (Pushkin, Russia)
13. Laureate of III degrees - International Festival "Saint Vladimir" (Crimea, Sevastopol)
14. Laureate of III degrees - International Festival PURE (St. Petersburg, Russia)
15. Special Jury Diploma - International Festival "Russian" (Moscow, Russia)
16. Diploma for professionalism - Student Festival VGIK «Steps of Growth»- (Rostov-on-Don, Russia)
17. The participant of the festivals, which will be held later:

• The Crystal Compass
• The Golden Knight
• We care film festival (India,New Delhi)

18. Participant and finalist of festivals:
• INPUT 2017 (Moscow)
• Stalker (Moscow)
• "Sose" (Yerevan, Armenia)
• 37 Festival VGIK (Moscow)
• The Radiant Angel (Moscow)
• Nevsky Blagovest (St. Petersburg)
• Northern character (Murmansk)
• North Caucasian Short Film Festival "Open View" (Stavropol, Russia),
• "Salt of the Earth" (Samara, Russia), etc.

  • Anna Barsukova
    Director
  • Anna Barsukova
    Writer
  • Anna Barsukova
    Producer
  • Gyuli Kambarova
    Compozer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ТЫ НЕ ОДИН!
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Social, documentary, human rights
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    English, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Award - festival "Picture this..."
    Calgary
    Canada
    April 14, 2018
    Award - festival "Picture this..."
  • Grand Prize – Special Program “Eternal Values” XXVIII OFCD “RUSSIA”
    Ekaterinburg
    Russian Federation
    October 5, 2017
    Grand Prize – Special Program “Eternal Values” XXVIII OFCD “RUSSIA”
  • Laureate of the 1st degree – International Festival “Bereginya”
    Arkhangelsk
    Russian Federation
    December 7, 2017
    Laureate of the 1st degree – International Festival “Bereginya”
  • Prize “For Promoting Family Values by Cinematography” – All-Russian Competition of Centers and Parent Education Programs
    Prize “For Promoting Family Values by Cinematography” – All-Russian Competition of Centers and Parent Education Programs
    Russian Federation
    October 18, 2017
    Prize “For Promoting Family Values by Cinematography” – All-Russian Competition of Centers and Parent Education Programs
  • The best social project of the South of Russia in 2017 in the nomination “Family Support” – Regional Independent Award “South Expert”
    Rostov-on-Don
    Russian Federation
    December 8, 2017
    The best social project of the South of Russia in 2017 in the nomination “Family Support” – Regional Independent Award “South Expert”
  • Laureate “For the best film on a social theme”
    Orel
    Russian Federation
    September 23, 2017
    Laureate “For the best film on a social theme”
  • Award “Cinema Music” – International Festival “Fathers and Sons”
    Orel
    Russian Federation
    September 23, 2017
    Award “Cinema Music” – International Festival “Fathers and Sons”
  • Laureate of the 1st degree – Open All-Russian Festival “Magic of Cinema”
    Odintsovo
    Russian Federation
    December 16, 2017
    Laureate of the 1st degree – Open All-Russian Festival “Magic of Cinema”
  • “The best documentary” – International festival “CINEMA CAMP”
    Kazan
    Russian Federation
    November 5, 2017
    “The best documentary” – International festival “CINEMA CAMP”
  • The “For Charity to Our Neighbor” award
    Kronstadt
    Russian Federation
    November 4, 2017
    The “For Charity to Our Neighbor” award – the Kronstadt Festival
  • Laureate of I degrees – International Festival and All-Russian Festival « Talents of Russia»
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Laureate of I degrees – International Festival and All-Russian Festival « Talents of Russia»
  • Laureate of I degrees – International Festival « White Acacia
    Yoshkar-Ola, Chuvash Republic
    Russian Federation
    Laureate of I degrees – International Festival « White Acacia
  • Laureate of the II degree – Pavel Kadochnikov Arts Festival
    Pushkin, Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    November 11, 2017
    Laureate of the II degree – Pavel Kadochnikov Arts Festival
  • Laureate of III degrees – International Festival “Saint Vladimir”
    Crimea, Sevastopol
    October 25, 2017
    Laureate of III degrees – International Festival “Saint Vladimir”
  • Laureate of III degrees – International Festival PURE
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    Laureate of III degrees – International Festival PURE
  • Special Jury Diploma – International Festival “Russian”
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Special Jury Diploma – International Festival “Russian”
  • Diploma for professionalism – Student Festival VGIK «Steps of Growth»
    Rostov-on-Don
    Russian Federation
    April 28, 2017
    Diploma for professionalism – Student Festival VGIK «Steps of Growth»
  • Official selection - festival “Sose”
    Yerevan
    Armenia
    October 14, 2017
    Official selection - festival “Sose”
  • Official selection - festival “Stalker”
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    December 11, 2017
    Official selection - festival “Stalker”
  • Official selection - festival "We care film festival"
    New Delhi
    India
    Official selection - festival "We care film festival"
Director Biography - Anna Barsukova

Member Women In Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV)

Anna was born in the city of Nikopol, Ukraine.
From the early age she was activelly pursuing career in sports and music. Many times participant of the rhytmic gymnastics contests, she started playing the Russian Accordion at 5 under guidance of her father. At 10 she gave her first concert as a violinist in the native city of Ordzhonikidze. In the following years she won quite a few First Prize awards at the regional violin competitions. In 1997 Anne entered the Zaporizhzhya Specialized Music School named after Platon Mayboroda from which she graduated with two degrees: orchestra conducting and violin teaching and performance. In 2006 Ms. Barsukova graduated from the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatory with Masters of Music degree in Violin Performance. During the years in the conservatory her life was full with creative experiences: listening and writing poetry, playing violin as a solo and chamber musician, joining different music ensembles and bands. Many times Anna shared the stage with the greatest musicians of our time. As a guest performer at the Contemporary Music festivals «Rostov Premieres» she performed pieces by
Yuri Falik (St. Petersburg),
Roman Ledenev (Moscow),
Tolib-khon Shakhidi,
Vladimir Tornopolsky,
Alexander Tchaikovsky (Moscow),
Giya Kancheli (Georgia-Belgium),
Valentin Silvestrom (Ukraine), among others.
As a member of the conservatory orchestra she played alongside Yuri Bashmet (viola), Sergei Yakovenko (baritone), Sergei Slovachevsky (cello), Germany duo of Tatiana Blome (piano) and Frank Lunte (saxaphone) Besides that, Anna was a regular member of the Rostov conservatory string quartet and premiered a number of new compositions by Dovlet Anzarakov, Anna Nazaruk, Vyacheslav Nozdrachev and Gyuli Kambarova. In 2015 Ms. Barsukova entered the The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Rostov-on-Don from which she had graduated as a film director with honors.

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Director Statement

After studying the problem of the orphanhood I suddenly realized that if we don’t make someone’s life better, we just waste our time. The life is too short for spending it in vein. Each one of us could find something worth living for.

To adopt a child is not easy. If it was that simple, everybody would be willing to do this. Numerous public opinion polls show that the majority of people express positive attitude towards foster guardianship, but most of them are not ready to adopt a child.

It means that an inspiring example needs to be set. The idea of providing such an example made the foundation of the documentary “You are not alone”.

This relevant topic became a basis for many documentaries and movies. But often truthful but depressing style of story-telling makes the audience feels sympathies without prompting to the main action – adopting children.

One of the main goals of our documentary is to fully unfold the topic by using the different kind of film language. Unlike many documentaries about orphanhood, the life-asserting film “You are not alone” calls for a positive emotional feedback, it gives hope for a better and brighter future. My documentary is saturating with vivid colors associated with the happy childhood. Despite the documentary-chronicle shooting, we were aiming to create esthetics appropriate to the main concept. It was decided to organize expedition to the Republic of Adygea to underline the cohesion of the family members through the unity with nature.

The main conflict is interpreted in the contrasting terms: on the one hand – fearful memories of foster kids about the orphanage and their irresponsible biological parents, on the other hand – safe and successful life with the foster parents in the loving family.

Main characters of the documentary are two specific foster families: one is adopting deficient kids, another is taking in teenagers. These two categories of kids often suffer from the lack of attention, and they are least likely to get adopted. But our protagonists are not scared away by these difficulties. By sharing their experiences they show their foster kids are raised as strong and self-confident individuals.

The final episode of the documentary is the encouragement to adopt foster kids. The main heroine takes another kid out of the orphanage to join her family. While saying farewells to her toys, the little girl can’t part with her baby doll and she takes the doll with her to a new life.

The touching scene of the caring girl – future mother – represents the profound meaning of the film and causes powerful emotional response from the audience.

To paraphrase the famous verse by Robert Rozhdestvensky “Everything starts with love…”, we say: “Everything starts with family….” Because the family is not just a part of the state, it’s a mini state of its own.

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