Svetlana Stasenko

was born in 1961. She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism in Moscow State University and the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors. She worked for Russian Central Studio for Documentary Film, Mosfilm, NETCKI Studio named after Savva Kulish, and Risk Studio.


Parable, 1992; Pilgrim-poet, 1997; Don’t You Feel Pity for Us, 1998; Alexander F. Sklyar. Song, 2000; Space Traveler, 2000; Splits, 2000; Spring Is Soon, 2001; Cheap Passions, 2001; Caryatids, 2002; Baikal Trap, 2004; Amur Illusion, 2004; Maya Kristalinskaya, 2005; Sincerely Yours, Andrei Mironov, 2006; V.I. Lenin. What Myths Were Silent About, 2007; Free People, 2009; Gifts to Above, 2009; There Is No Blood on My Hands, 2011; Through the Needles of Conifers, 2012; Tram Date, 2013; Drug-addicted Girl’s Diary, 2013; Yulia and Voodoo People, 2014; Piano, 2015; Shamanic Lessons for Beginners, 2017.

Shamanic Lessons for Beginners (12+)

Russia, 2017, colour, 72 min.
Director: Svetlana Stasenko
This is a story of peculiar friendship between Tuvin shaman Chochagara and American psychologist Alex who studies shamanic practices and wishes for his Third Eye to be opened. Common journey along Places of Power will change their lives forever.

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