- Fri 9 Oct 12:45 LV Zaal 4
In the heart of Russia lies a city dominated by one of the country’s biggest iron and steel factories. Kombinat is a dreary landscape of chimney stacks and ovens, fire and smoke. The factory looms large in the lives of inhabitants, all searching for their own forms to escape. For example, Lena gives salsa lessons and Sacha loses himself while dancing. Together with his wife and handicapped child, Guenia tries to leave the city for good. Gabriel Tejedor’s heartrending documentary Kombinat shows how life for three families is forever scarred by the iron industry and its trail of destruction. The story of a close-knit community that survives despite the greatest deprivation.