November 1 in the Cinema House Autonomous non-profit organization "Cultural and educational" Festival Center "presented a sociocultural project" Saratov - an open city ", the financing of which will be financed by a presidential grant. The result of the work should be a site of tourist routes in Saratov with a rich video and photo materials. And create it will be the Saratovites themselves.
As the project manager, the editor-in-chief of the Nizhne-Volga newsreel studio and the permanent director of the documentary film festival "Saratov Suffering" Tatyana Zorina told, the main goal of the project is to return the Saratov to the map of the world, to make the city famous and recognizable.
- In Soviet times, Saratov was a closed city. It was felt everywhere, including in the media and on television. Especially I felt it when I began to go abroad and when organizing the first festival "Saratov Suffering". About Saratov in general no one heard. This resentment accumulated over the years, "she says. - With the help of this site we hope to find many friends around the world.
The site "Saratov - an open city", according to Tatyana Zorina, will become the basis of the project. Everyone will be able to participate in its filling - residents of the city who have something to tell, and professionals who have already participated with their works in the festival "Saratov Suffering".
For the site, several excursion routes will be developed, along which video clips will be photographed. All the resulting documentary films about Saratov will be published in the public domain, and visitors of the site will be offered to look for similar species and the same atmosphere in other cities. That's right, Tatiana Zorina is sure, those who will be interested in Saratov, who come here as a tourist, and maybe as an investor with a new project will be able to find them.
Before starting to fill in the site, the project organizers will hold seminars for all those interested in shooting short films, they will tell you by what principle they are created, how well-known directors worked on such stories.
During the presentation, Tatyana Zorina presented a sample, which the creators of the new film about Saratov will focus on - the first color documentary about the city, filmed in 1967.
The project is supported by the regional ministry of culture, the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, the German Center in Saratov, the Institute of Philology and Journalism of the SSU, the TV channel GTRK "Saratov", the regional methodical kinovideocenter.