THE OTHER CHELSEA - A STORY FROM DONETSK
Documentary, D 2010 (87 min. / 52 min.)
A Film by: Jakob Preuss
Production: Kloos & Co. Medien
in Coproduction with ZDF "Das kleine Fernsehspiel" in association with YLE and YES/DOCU
With the support of SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY FILM PROGRAM, ROBERT-BOSCH-STIFTUNG and MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.
World premiere: IDFA 2010 (First Appearance Competition)
Donetsk is the coal-mining area of Ukraine. Here most people work for low wages in the run down mines, while others make a lot of money. No matter which side of the social divide you are on, coming from Donetsk you will almost certainly be an opponent of the Orange Revolution and a fan of the local football team, Shakhtar Donetsk. Billionaire Akhmetov invests heavily in the club, which is becoming a major European force during the season followed by the film. Yet this sporting success funded by an Oligarch fortune only seems to highlight the wider social and political stagnation of the region. Off the pitch, the outlook appears bleak...
IDFA 2010 (First Appearance Competition)/NL, IFF Trieste 2011 (Official Selection)/I, Max Ophüls Preis 2011/D, One World Film Festival 2011/CZ, Docudays UA 2011/Ukraine, Achtung Berlin 2011/D, DokFest München 2011/D, Neissefilmfestival 2011/D, Planete Doc Review Warschau 2011/PL, Open City London 2011, First Steps Award 2011, Festival des deutschen Films Moskau 2011, Riga Film Festival
Max Ophüls Preis 2011, First Steps Award 2011, Adolf Grimme Preis 2012