MIPCOM: Missing Russian soldiers subject of new C4 doc

MIPCOM: Missing Russian soldiers subject of new C4 doc

Russia's Lost SonsChannel 4 has commissioned Russia’s Lost Sons, a documentary following a group of Russian women as they search for their sons, husbands and brothers who have gone missing during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Evan Williams Productions is making the programme, that has been filmed over the course of a year by a team of independent Russian filmmakers from independent media project ROMB.

It sees the women desperately searching morgues, working through social media and getting largely no response from government officials. 

Executive producer and director Evan Williams said: “Working together with independent Russian filmmakers, over the course of a year filming with extreme care and sensitivity, Russia’s Lost Sons (w/t) is able to provide a unique, personal portrait of ordinary, but very brave, Russians who in their own way are also victims of Putin’s war.”

The film was commissioned by Nevine Mabro and will air in November 2023. Abacus Media Rights is handling international sales and launching 60-minute and 90-minute versions of the film at MIPCOM 2023.


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