Pit no.8 | Auk nr 8Dir: Marianna Kaat
In the heart of a once thriving Ukrainian coal-mining region everybody digs – retirees, unemployed miners and even the children. Years ago, the town’s desperate residents decided to start mining illegally; they excavate everywhere! The story focuses on the Sikanov family, which has three children. 15-year-old Yura, the grandson of a powerful Soviet plant director, is the head of the family working as a miner in the illegal pit. Most Jura wants to run his own cafe somewhere far from home, but the responsibility for the two sisters and looming economic crisis pushes his dreams in the distant future.
Country: Estonia, Ukraine
Length: 1h 35'
Producer: Marianna Kaat
Script: Marianna Kaat
DoP: Rein Kotov
Production: Baltic Film Production