In Moscow, from March 16 to March 31, films will be shown at the Documentary Film Center – winners of the 29th Kinotavr Competition. The feature of these shows will be that they will be free and adapted for people with vision and hearing problems. This social project, called “Unlimited Opportunities”, will be held in the capital with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation for the second time.
According to the organizers of the project, the adaptation of films for the audience will be implemented through modern technologies – tiflokommentirovaniya (offscreen description of the video. – Approx. Ed. ) And subtitling. Films such as Avdotya Smirnova’s Story of a Single Destination, Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s Inquiries, Vladimir Bitokov’s Deep Rivers, Grigory of Constantinople’s Russian Demon, Alexander Gorchilin’s The Acid of the World and Natalia Meshchanin’s Heart of the World are planned to be shown.
– Today, people with impaired hearing and vision have practically no culture of going to cinemas, there is no physical opportunity to see films, therefore the main goal of the festival “Infinite Opportunities” is to draw attention to this problem, to integrate this category of people into the socio-cultural context of city life, so that they could feel themselves full participants, – the festival organizers explained the importance of the project.
We note for the first time the project “Limitless Opportunities” was presented in Moscow a year ago. Viewers with hearing and vision problems could not only get acquainted with the novelties of the cinema, but also communicate with the filmmakers. This and the filled cinema halls convinced the organizers of the project to make such shows regular.
“ Cinema, as an integral part of cultural life, is rightly considered to be one of the most accessible ways of spending leisure time and should also be open to the widest possible range of people ,” representatives of the film festival summed up.