Masters of Tomorrow
Is there possibility for the representatives of religions and peoples, who are in conflict or in war today, to hear and to understand each other, to find a way to the mutual understanding and to the common values, which can unite them, instead of dividing them? Historical experience prompts that the positive answer to such a question can sound rather as utopia. Jews and Arabs, Moslems and Christians, Bosnians and Serbians, Azerbaijanians and Armenians are peacefully coexisting there and even are being friends. All world problems are being wisely solved there, and the difference between the languages, religious traditions and national cultures are being treated as main value and wealth, which the human civilization created. They are the students of the United World Colleges (UWC), unique educational institutions, in each of which representatives of more than 100 countries of the world study. The first college have been founded in Wales in the 60's of the past century. On the example of this humanity in the miniature we will try to understand the nature of the interrelations of the representatives of the most different traditions and cultures. Our film will consist of a number of the short stories, which tell about the dramatic collisions, happening with the students of the colleges. We should not forget that all this happened in the dramatic time, in the atmosphere of mutual hatred of both peoples. And it required the manifestation of true courage and generosity from the participants of these stories. Is there a hope that this model of idealistic relations between people could be transferred to the whole world, or it is only an amusement of idealists? During the time of its existence UWCs issued a several thousands’ team of graduates, they are keeping now key positions in the governments of their countries. We will meet some of them to know how the values which they adopted in UWCs influence on their life, to know if it could become our common values.
Independent Film Studio
Volgogradskaya str. 19a-50
East European Stand at Sunny Side of the Doc