Documentary cinema


Genre: Cultural and Educational
Director: Mariya Krasnova

Author: Yevgeniy Krylov

Duration: 26 minutes

The film is dedicated to large families with multiple children. The aim of the film is to educate that large families are not to be associated with the gruesome poverty but should be seen as a place of happiness, however difficult to achieve that happiness it can be.

The majority of families in the pre-revolutionary Russia were of families with multiple children. Nowadays, even wealthy families do not have many kids. Answering a question about what one thinks about large families, more often people say that these are “poverty, insecurity, difficulties», rather than “a big organized happy family”. The demographic situation in a country requires not only the socio-economic, but also a strong informational support of large multiple children families. They are the future of Russia. Russia has no future without them.

We attempt to show the life of a happy multi-childrenfamily with many kids - a synergetic, cohesive, and reigned by the atmosphere of love, with a developed sense of mutual aid and respect for each other. Life there is in full swing, there is no time to be bored and happiness there can fill a person head-to-toe in a split second, from a trivial thing…

Title of the fim is Resurrection. It is a day off in the family… No school and no work today. This is a small thing that makes everyone happy already. The big happiness comes when all little things form a big harmonious picture of fullness of life. In absolute religious terms, resurrection is victory over death, over fear of death – the coming of Easter. The camera observes the life of the big family: father, mother, kids (not less than 4), possibly with a grandmother or a grandfather or both. If the grandmother or grandfather do not live with the main heroes, the family may go to visit them. For some time the filming crew becomes like family members. The characters do not do anything for the camera on purpose, but live their daily routine. To some extent, they are co-authors, as they themselves would offer to capture some events on camera.

The camera does not dictate any rules to the main characters, but the other way around – it obeys the rules and ways of life chosen by this family.

In the film, we will show that children in a large family develop positive qualities, such as: industriousness, responsibility, altruism, honesty, kindness, independence, sociability, etc. We show that in a big family, from an early age, the children are taught to work hard, that they must think not only about themselves. We show the ability of family members to cope with difficulties, to forgive, not to get offended and to do good - every hour and every day...

© Yevgeny Krylov, 2011.

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