Marina Razbezhkina is film director, screenwriter and producer. She graduated from the Kazan University (Russia) majoring in Philology. She worked as teacher in a village school and as journalist for local newspapers. Since 1986, she has developed scripts for documentaries. Since 1989, she has worked as film director and screenwriter. She directed over 130 documentaries that took part in the competition programs of IDFA (Amsterdam), Prix Europe (Berlin), Message to Man (St. Petersburg), Vila do Conde (Portugal), Drama (Greece) and many others. Since 2003, she has been screenwriter and director of fiction films. Together with M. Ugarov, she leads Documentary Film and Drama Workshop. She is member of the Russian Academy of Film Arts “Nika” and the European Film Academy.