Documentary directed by Tatiana Christova, co-produced by Ethnofund (Russia), Impakt Film (Poland), Tatiana Christova.
Four stories of young men’s encounters with army recruitment commissions. Ardent pacifist Roman is sent through a series of humiliating court trials. Losha and Viktor endure long and condescending deliberations that undermine their personalities. Finally, LGBT movement veteran, Johnny is bluntly rebuked and handcuffed. All are put to test by a bureaucratic machine that doesn’t sympathize with those who dispute the purposiveness of military service. A sneak peak into what it really means to stand up for one’s beliefs in a re-militarized society that punishes conscientious objection under criminal law.
"Convictions" recived the MDR Prize in Leipzing Film Festival for "an outstanding Eastern European Film".