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One Man Dies a Million Times

This screening took place on
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Audaciously transposing the true story of the establishment of the world’s largest seed bank during the almost 900-day Siege of Leningrad in WWII into a speculative dystopian near future, Jessica Oreck delivers a harrowing but deeply humane story of unthinkable sacrifice in the interest of the greater good. With food shortages rampant and famine taking hold due to Nazi blockades, botanists Alyssa and Maksim strive to protect the seeds and grains they’ve stowed away for future generations.

A stirring piece of science-fiction that’s lent a haunting beauty by the immaculate black-and-white cinematography of Sean Price Williams and eerie narration drawing from texts written during the siege.

- Vancouver International Film Festival

In Russian with English subtitles.


Best Cinematography - Ashland Independent Film Festival 2019

Special Jury Prize for Cinematography - Sarasota Film Festival 2019

Special Jury Prize for Narrative Feature - Ashland Independent Film Festival 2019

  • Directed by Jessica Oreck
  • 2019, USA
  • 92 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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