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Kostya Proletarsky

Kosztya Proletárszkij
health
legal system
Hungary, Russia
2020
30min
Russian
English & Hungarian Subtitles
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Kostya Proletarsky, a drug user and HIV/AIDS activist, died of tuberculosis on 19 July 2009, in Botkin Hospital, in St. Petersburg. His early death was caused by torture at Penal Colony no. 4, in Karelia, and from being denied medical treatment. In Russia, treatment for drug use is almost completely inaccessible, and most commonly, users are sent to prison as a “solution”. These institutions offer no cure, on the contrary, they have caused the deaths of several people in need of treatment. This hand-drawn animation documentary uses original interviews with Kostya and his mother, Irina, to raise awareness of inhuman prison conditions.

Director: 
István Gábor Takács
Lili Rontó
Producer: 
Péter Sárosi
Editor: 
István Gábor Takács
Camera: 
István Gábor Takács
Sound: 
Bence Dócz
Tamás Bohács
Music: 
István Gábor Takács
Lili Rontó
Animation: 
Lili Rontó
Production info: 
Jogriporter Alapítvány
Distribution info: 
Jogriporter Alapítvány, Takács István Gábor, takacsistvangabor@rightsreporter.net
Awards: 
65th National Independent Film Festival Hungary 2020 Main Prize
Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival 2020 Best Short Documentary