Director: Irina Bakhtina (Russia)
Born in Moscow. In 1991 — 98, she was a writer and director of special projects on TV channel «Russia», the author and presenter of TV program «Private Collection». Since 2001 she has been an artistic director of PetroGraph production center. Participant and laureate of several international and Russian festivals. In 2010, her film series Far Eastern Exodus was shown in Program of the Pacific Meridian IFF. Фильмография / Filmography: — Father Dmitry. The Last Liturgy, 2012 — In Search of Nirvana, 2012 — Angels and Demons of Vladimir Volkov, 2011 — Gamov. Fizikotboga, 2010 — Far Eastern Exodus. Island of Russians, 2009 — Far Eastern Exodus. The Yankovsky, 2009 — Far Eastern Exodus. Russian Shanghai, 2009 — Nuclear Love, 2008 — No One Wanted to Run Away, 2007
To what far off corners of the earth did Fate cast the Russian people left unwanted by their Motherland after the upheaval of 1917! In the history of the Far Eastern Exodus, the most exotic place Fate found for the Russian refugees from Red China was the Philippine island of Tubabao. On this little bit of land in the midst of the boundless ocean, those city people were surrounded by the joys of impassable jungles until the great Saint of the 20th century, Archbishop John of Shanghai, finally achieved their right to leave.