Short observation film inside Silent House, project by Russian charity organisation Soedinenie providing support to deaf-blind people. Eight deaf-blind people live together in the house.
Most of deaf-blind people suffering of loneliness and miscommunication. They use tactile alphabet, explaining the words hand to hand. In this house they are given a chance to live an ordinary life and take care of themselves. Every Sunday Silent House inhabitants go to church where they have translators helping them during the pray. Surrounded by similar people they create their community where they can cook, read books, talk and work together.
Winds and Roads is a 20 day journey to the Eastern Siberia. It is a personal exploration of the unknown part of Russia based on the memories of my grandfather who lived there and worked on the construction of the second longest railway in Russia, Baikalo-Amurskaya. The story is driven by the memories and my personal attraction to this distant part of Russia. Camera will flow from the lake Baikal on the trains, getting off in small industrial cities, meeting locals and revealing the memories.