About
Gabosh
This story takes place between 1989 and 1997, telling us about optimism and an unexpected fate. A child who was born to the family of a Russian actress and a medical student in 1989 in Moscow turns out to be one in ten thousand. The child to whom nature gave only ten years of life had a genetic disorder. His parents kindly call him Gabosh. In 1992 the family leaves the country. They settle in America, luck that gives them the incomprehensible possibility of adding many years to the precious life of Gabosh. Now he is eight. The film is about the power of family sensibility, common human values, events and destinies that surround this small cheerful boy.
Artist/Director: 
Anatoly Ignatiev

Bio: 
Anatoly was born in 1953 in Riga, under the eye and iron fist of Stalin’s apparatus. He grew up gradually turning to the unmatchable values of uniqueness and unrepeatedness of human personality. As an attempt to preserve a subjective truth he naturally became an independent documentarist. He moved to Canada in 1990 where he is still fighting the windmill of mediocrity. Favorite writer – Michael Bulgakov – “…manuscripts do not burn…” Favorite philosopher – Nikolay Berdiaev – “…even more I hate an organized revenge by State…” Favorite social organization – SAW Video.
City, Province: 
Ottawa, ON
Original Media: 
Hi8
Year Produced: 
1998
Genre: 
Documentary

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