The Children of Leningradsky
Dzieci z Lenigradzkiego, 2004, 60 min.
Ukrainian Context – Human Rights Documentary Film Days, Kyiv
Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest
Award of the TV Duna
Academy Awards – Nomination for Best Documentary, Short Subject
Cinemanila International Film Festival
International Documentary Association
Best Short Documentary
The Children of Lenigradsky explores the plight of thousands of homeless children who live in Moscow ’s train stations. Sleeping in stairways, garbage containers and underground tunnels, they panhandle or prostitute themselves for money, and sniff glue to curb hunger and escape from the violent world around them.