FOR GOD, TSAR AND THE FATHERLAND

FOR GOD, TSAR AND THE FATHERLAND

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2317
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Nino Kirtadze
    2007, 52 minutes
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125


    Is the small village of Durakovo - where residents unquestioningly obey a self-appointed leader - a microcosm of Russia today? For God, Tsar and the Fatherland deftly explores what drives the current strain of Russian patriotism, and why many of the country's citizens strongly oppose Western-style democracy.

    Mikhail Morozov is a Russian patriot, successful businessman, and owner of Durakovo - literally translated as "village of fools." His unique community attracts people from all across Russia. When new residents arrive they agree to abandon all their former rights and blindly obey Mikhail' rules. "What we have here is a society that respects the vertical nature of power. This is what our country needs most of all," says Morozov, in describing his village, and paraphrasing his political idol, Vladimir Putin.

    The documentary also introduces us to Sergey Nikolayevich Baburin, a Russian nationalist politician and Vice Speaker of the State Duma, who is a close friend of Morozov's. We accompany Baburin on some of his government meetings, including with officials from Venezula.

    Throught these two connected strands, For God, Tsar and the Fatherland attempts to understand the new Russian culture and mindset.

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    Festivals & Awards

    * Winner, Best Director for Nino Kirtadze, Sundance Film Festival, 2008


    Reviews

    “Gives the viewer close, intimate and eye-opening insight to everyday beliefs of individuals and groups and their attitudes toward the U.S. One important discussion may be to consider the current Russian presidency and the new role of prior President Vladimir Putin. Recommended.” - Educational Media Reviews Online

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