SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE

CIENIE IMPERIUM

By Karol STARNAWSKI

KFF SALES & PROMOTION - as PROMO

True Story - Completed 2019

Three separate stories of people variously bruised and uprooted by Russia's never-ending war on small states that are unwilling to comply to its imperial politics, "Shadows of Empire" is ultimately a story of hope in the face of cruelty of history.

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • True Story, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, UKRANIAN, GEORGIAN
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karol STARNAWSKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Filip BAJON (Kadr Film Studio)
    • Synopsis
    • How to live in a shadow of an empire? How can you think about the future if all that you see through the window are barbed wires, armored vehicles and tanks? Aleksey from Nagorno-Karabakh, Timur from Ukraine, and Alexander from Georgia are facing these questions every day. These three men differ in almost every aspect of their lives, but in fact each of them experiences the same consequences of their very existence. Each one of them experiences war. We observe people involved in the already forgotten border conflicts, that happened after the USSR collapse, and are still alive due to the Russian imperial policy.