Heaviness of belongings

Yana Khazanovich

VAV - moving image

Short documentaries


This short documentary is about Russian people who have fled the country voluntarily or forcibly, due to the war which Russia is waging in Ukraine. Three stories of people from different social classes in different countries, all facing the same misfortune. This film attempts to show an unspoken side and tell personal stories of those who now find themselves in exile. 


What did they take with them when they left home in a hurry? Do they think of this new place as home? And what does ‘home’ mean in the end?

Camera by Alina Baisheva.