Alena Polunina


is director and producer of non-fiction films. Born in Tula. In 2004 she graduated from the faculty of non-fiction film and television of VKSR. Winner of the “Laurel Branch”, “White Elephant” awards, winner of the leading international and Russian non-fiction film festivals: Cinema du Reel, DocLisboa, international film festivals in Rome, Leipzig, Trieste, Vilnius, Flahertiana, etc.

Selected filmography: Yes, Death, 2004; One of the Cases of Bird Flu, 2005; Sacrum, 2005; Festival, 2007; The Revolution That Wasn't, 2008; Nepal Forever, 2013; Varya, 2014; Their Own Republic, 2018.