Syracuse International Film Festival: PROGRAM 4

October 13, 2022 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tickets can be purchased HERE

MANJI by Yousuki Kiname – 39 minutes – USA – Documentary

MANJI follows Reverend TK Nakagaki, a Japanese Buddhist priest living in America for the past thirty-five years, as he travels the globe on a mission: to reclaim the swastika as a symbol of peace.

THERE IS NO ROAD by Elena Gladkova – 76 minutes – Russia – Documentary

Documentary film based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky “The Idiot” for the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Jorg came from Switzerland to Russia and stayed here forever – with Russian homeless people in the forest. Together with them, he built a village to which there is no road… 

The Russians called him “crazy” for his desire to change the lives of Russian people for the better way. How once, almost 200 years ago, the main character of the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky was called an “Idiot”: he came to Russia from Switzerland and tried to bring humanistic ideas to Russia… 

No any “staged shot”. No any “second take”. A pure genre of documentary cinema.

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