As producer and director of over 30 award-winning films, Mansky is considered one of Russia’s most notable documentary filmmakers today. He has worked with Russia’s top directors, and also heads an initiative that promotes the collection and preservation of amateur footage filmed during the Soviet era. He is a member of the panel that gives out the annual LAVROVAYA VETV (“Laurel Branch”) Award for Best Russian Documentary.

A meeting with the director will follow the screening of his new film, “Rodnye (Close Relations)”.