Liberation: The User's Guide

Liberation: The User's Guide

In Sibera, Russia, 18-year-old girls Julia, Ina, Olga and Katia are transferred directly from orphanages to neuropsychiatric institutions and are deprived of their rights as citizens: no freedom, no work, and no family. On the basis of a recent law, the director of the hospital tries to help them escape this internment. Filmmaker Alexander Kuznetsov follows their long and difficult journey as they attempt to reconquer these rights in the face of fearsome Russian institutional bureaucracy. LIBERATION: THE USER'S GUIDE is their path to freedom and a leap into the unknown.

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Main credits

Kuznetsov, Aleksandr (film director)
Kuznetsov, Aleksandr (screenwriter)
Houzel, Rebecca (film producer)
Abaturov, Alexander (editor of moving image work)

Other credits

Screenwriter, Alexander Kuznetsov; producer, Rebecca Houzel; editor, Alexander Abaturov.

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Distributor subjects

Eastern Europe
French Culture
Human Rights
Women's Studies


; "Liberation: The User's Guide"; Icarus Films; Tinskoi Psychoneurological Institute; Siberia; Russia; documentary; mental health; psychiatry; human rights;