History 4K 60’ 76’

Gulag, a Life under the Soviet System

Displacing and destroying millions of lives, one of the most brutal network of forced labor camps appeared a hundred years ago in Soviet Union.


Yet the history of the “Gulags” remains largely unacknowledged and undocumented until today.


From Moscow to the extreme borders of Eastern Siberia, the film takes an in-depth look at one of the most brutal penitentiary systems of the twentieth century which left a profound scar in the Russian nation.


Directed by talented filmmaker Michaël Prazan, this story is led by the granddaughter of a prisoner, Assia, and intertwines archive material and unique testimonies of ex-detainees. So, their voices are not to be forgotten.

Direction: Michaël Prazan

Production: TV Presse Productions for France Télévisions

Selected at Realscreen’s MIPTV PICKS 2019

Languages: French, English

awards & festivals

  • Prix Italia

    Official selection

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