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The Coach

Year
2019
Country
USA
Duration
68’
Director
Olga Abramchyk

Oleg Kirilov coaches an unusual team: an intuitive soccer team. Unbelievable, but his team members are participants of the Belarusian national team for the blind. Each of them ended up on the field for different reasons, but today they face a common task – to uphold their status as the champions of the national competition. Kirilov himself grew up in a family of disabled people, so he knows exactly how to communicate with the team members. He is not only a mentor, but also a friend for each of the athletes. Sound design is a crucial component of this film. It completely reproduces the natural sound environment of the players, where they focus on the noise from the ball and the trainer’s clear instructions.

CREW
Director: Olga Abramchik
Producer: Pavel Butorin
Operator: Edgar Gryshchuk
Editor: Alisa Telyatnikova
Sound: Aleksandr Yasinskiy
Production and Sales
Current Time, Павєл Буторін
Director
Olga Abramchyk

Olga Abramchyk was born in 1988 in Minsk. In 2010, she graduated from the Belarus State Academy of Arts with a degree in television directing. She has worked on television and documentary programs for Belarusian, Ukrainian, and Polish television channels. She has also created several animated videos for a campaign entitled ‘Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus’. In 2017, she received a Masters’ degree in documentary film direction from the Miroslav Ondricek Film Academy in the Czech Republic. She currently works as a multimedia producer at the Current Time TV channel. The documentary film The Coach marks her debut as a director.

Filmography

The Coach (2019)

Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Sunday
24 March 2019
16:10
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
The Border Fence
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The Border Fence
Year
2018
Country
Austria
Director
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Duration
112
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The Distant Barking of Dogs
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The Distant Barking of Dogs
Year
2017
Country
Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Director
Simon Lereng Wilmont
Duration
86
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