Russia, 2009, 29mn 
Colour, documentary
To Be Together
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Быть вместе


 Etre ensemble

 Byt v meste

Directed by : Olga ARLAUSKAS (Ольга АРЛАУСКАС)
Writing credits : Olga ARLAUSKAS (Ольга АРЛАУСКАС)
Cinematography : Pavel SURKOV (Павел СУРКОВ)
Music : Yuri SHEVCHUK (Юрий ШЕВЧУК)
Production : Production center of Andrey Konchalovsky

Awards :
Special Prize International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010

Plot synopsis
How to live in a big city, not knowing how to walk, not having a possibility to use public transportation? How to live, if you are in the wheelchair? If you are blind or hearing–impaired? If you have autism or ICP (infantile cerebral paralysis)? What to do if you are commonly called an “invalid”? To live. To study…. having Down syndrome. To dance….sitting in the wheelchair. To play football….not seeing the ball. To create…suffering from schizophrenia. To sing... not hearing. To dream, love and believe for the best, despite all the obstacles.
Specifically for the film, the deaf and dumb actor Aleksey Znamensky performed composition “Rain” (Dozhd’) of DDT (Russian rock band) through finger language.

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2010