Pit No. 8

Toldi
Nov 10, 18:00
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Művész
Nov 12, 19:45
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Jury Films
Marianna Kaat
2010
Estonia
95min
Russian

Snizhne, once a flourishing Ukrainian mining town, is plagued today by crushing poverty. For years, the town’s desperate residents have been illegally mining coal on their own, dangerously excavating abandoned mines, the basements of condemned buildings, the nearby woods, and even their own backyards. Everyone digs to survive – women, pensioners, unemployed miners, and even children. After leaving his alcoholic mother’s home, 15-year-old Yura has put his schooling and his dream of becoming a cook on hold. He takes it upon himself to provide for his sisters the only way he knows: by working the illegal pits. In the absence of adults, Yura shoulders family responsibilities – parenting, shopping, cooking meals, and making ends meet. A heart-rending story of children forced to grow up too quickly with no role models. 

Producer: 
Marianna Kaat, Olena Fetisova
Editor: 
Max Golomidov
Camera: 
Rein Kotov
Sound: 
Ivo Felt
Music: 
Timo Steiner, Dakha Brakha
Production info: 
Marianna Kaat Baltic Film Production P.O. Box 4752 13517 Tallinn, Estonia tel.: + 372 502 7509 e-mail: info@bfp.ee www.bfp.ee