Kunashir written and directed by Vladimir Kozlov got la Scam star. It is included in a list of best 30 documentaries 2022.
Award ceremony will be held at Forum des Images at Vrai de Vrai festival from 4 to 6 November in Les Halles.
Kunashir, one of the main islands of the Kuril Archipelago, situated 16 kilometres from Japan, was occupied by the Soviet army in 1945. A year later, after a short period of cohabitation, 17000 Japanese and Ainus who were living in the Kurils and in Sakhalin were deported to the island of Hokkaido. Since that time Japan has demanded the return of the Kuril Islands. A peace treaty between the two countries has not been signed to date.
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