On May 9, the premiere of Russian film “Sobibor” directed by Konstantin Khabenskiy was held at the Tagore Film Centre in Chennai. Film screening was dedicated to the Day of Victory. Khabensky’s film is based on the real events and it narrates the only successful uprising in the Nazi extermination camp “Sobibor” in the history of Second World War. The revolt was headed by the Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky.
The event was organized by the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Chennai together with the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in South India. The premiere was attended by the Consul-General of Japan in Chennai Kojiro Uchiyama, the Inspector General of the Coast Guard Rajan Bargotra, as well as representatives of Indian public, compatriots and students of Russian language courses.
An informative photo exhibition dedicated to the history of the Sobibor camp was also presented at the cinema centre. Copies of unique photographs and archival documents, which revealed the moments that became the basis for the film directed by Konstantin Khabensky, were on display.
The history of the prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp Sobibor, who raised the uprising against the fascist monsters, did not leave anyone indifferent.