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by Alexander Abaturov

Best Documentary Award | FEST


In the summer of 2021, a heatwave and an exceptional drought caused gigantic fires that devastated millions of hectares of land in north-eastern Siberia. In this region, in the heart of the boreal forest, lies the village of Shologon, which will soon be covered in a thick cloud of smoke. Spread by the wind, the black ash brings alarming news: the forest is burning and the flames are fast approaching. After the government has left them to their own devices, the inhabitants must unite to fight the Dragon.

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