The film from Yamal “Khon Yush. The way from the Ob” was marked at the festival “Spirit of Fire”
15:41 5 марта 2019
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The 17th International festival of cinematographic debuts “Spirit of Fire” is taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk. The film in Khanty language “Khon Yush. The way from the Ob” by Zinaida Longortova was demonstrated within the festival.
The film was made in two languages – Khanty and Russian. It tells about the Khartaganov family, who adopted 7 children of different ages and nationalities. The film describes events from life of Yamal people and special settlers from 1937 to 1945.
Father of the writer and journalist Zinaida Longortova was one of the children brought up in the family. She is the director of the film and played the main role. According to Zinaida Longortova, she invited relatives of the Khartaganov family to participate in creation of the film, in order “to pay tribute to the family”, who saved 7 children during the Great Patriotic War.
“I collected this history during 15 years. Once I learnt from my mom that my father had been brought up in this family. He was 4 years old”, she told.
As we should note, the film “Khon Yush. The way from the Ob” received the prize “For preservation of cultural traditions” founded by “Gazprom Neft”. The director general of the company “Gazprom Neft – Khantos” Aleksey Khan gave the award.
This year “Spirit of Fire” is dedicated to the theme of theater and cinema. Representatives of 25 countries are participating in it. The program includes 170 film presentations.