Sergey Kachkin, a Russian film director and producer, was educated in Moscow at the Higher School of Journalism, and Documentary Film School. Since 2006 Sergey has made several documentaries as a producer, film director and DoP. The films have been noted both in Russia and abroad. Two of his films were shown in the USA in 2007-2008 as a part of the Cultural Leaders Program / Filmmakers. He took part in several workshops led by Rafi Pitts – film director, Tue Steen Müller – international documentary consultant, and Iikka Vehkalahti, commission editor of YLE TV2 Documentaries. In 2010 Sergey received an EEFA grant to develop and finish the mid-length documentary On the Way Home. His next documentary, Perm-36, a Territory of Freedom, is about the museum of political repressions PERM-36 and its context in modern-day in Russia.
PERM-36, a Territory of Freedom
On the Way Home
Dance of Colour
The River Flowing into the Sky
Po doroge domoi (Orig.) / 2011 / Russia / 56 min
For twenty years Aleksey, a truck driver, has been driving the length and breadth of Russia. For twenty years his wife has been patiently waiting for him in a small house near the forest and following the news about each next road accident with concern. She is accompanied by a faithful old dog that has just been diagnosed with a fatal disease. The story about long weeks of separation, about longing and loneliness merges with the story of today’s changing Russia, as seen by Aleksiej from his truck window.