The documentary “Lockdown” produced by a team from the Russian city of Omsk has enjoyed its world premiere at the South African film festival.
“Lockdown” was created by the Omsk Television Network in the summer of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was raging. The film depicts the changes that have occurred to the cultural landscape and worldwide creative industries due to the virus and restrictive measures.
The premiere was held at the first One People International Film Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. This year, the festival is putting emphasis on the post-COVID reality and stories of the indigenous peoples of different countries.
Other Russian films presented at the festival were “Dear Comrades” directed by Andrey Konchalovsky and a documentary about Lake Baskunchak from the “Lakes of Russia” series by Andrey Titov.
It was previously planned that South African artists will pay a return visit to Russia to take part in the festival “The Magic World of Puppet Theatre in the BRICS Countries”. However, due to coronavirus, South African artists will perform their puppet shows online. The festival will be held from 26th May to 1st June in the Republic of Dagestan.
To feel as if you’re taking part in this yourself – turn on the video of a wonderful South African woman singing at the festival gala dinner.