Internet for Everybody will strike a chord with everyone


On September 19, the House of Cinema hosted the premiere of the social film Internet for Everybody, created by the Social Film Foundation at the request of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ. The film marks the 25th anniversary of the national .RU domain.

The film consists of 11 short stories about people from all over Russia and shows how the internet and modern technology are promoting social mobility, helping people become who they want to be. People of various ages and professions speak about how the internet helped them realize their plans and dreams.

Many of the individuals featured in the film came to see the premiere, and the viewers, who filled the entire hall of the House of Cinema, could see for themselves that all the stories are true, regardless of how incredible they might seem. Zoya Kukushkina, 8, a young fashion designer and former orphan, invited everyone to her new fashion show, while Roman Ponomarenko, a wheelchair user, successful businessman and father of two, said that he is often taken for an actor in a wheelchair. The winner of the You are the Best project, Valeria Adleiba from Abkhazia, performed a beautiful song. There were also people whose stories are yet to be told in the next series of the film.

At the premiere, all film crew members and protagonists were presented with gifts from the Coordination Center dedicated to the 25th anniversary of .RU, and children who starred in the film received special gifts from the Smart Internet Foundation (the registry of the .ДЕТИ domain).

“For the Coordination Center, the work on the film Internet for Everybody was a very interesting experience of creating a project that would appeal to various people, even those who do not use the internet. The film shows the ability of the internet to improve the life of a person, and helps bring the internet closer to people. Initially, the film was dedicated to the .RU domain and its 25th anniversary, but it turned out to be deeper and more insightful; it brought up the problems that concern Russian viewers and suggested solutions. I hope that Internet for Everybody will please a wide audience and will strike a chord with everyone,” said Coordination Center Director Andrei Vorobyov, the film’s producer.

“Together with the film crew, we visited remote corners of Russia, and saw that everywhere – in small villages, large cities and even in nature reserves – the internet changes people’s lives. Who would have known the Buranovskiye Babushki (Buranovo Grannies) band, whose members live in a remote Udmurtian village, if their songs did not appear on the internet? Would an 8-year-old former resident of an orphanage be able to become a fashion designer and help other children to find foster parents without the internet? Would a wheelchair user have realized that his abilities are unlimited and that he can have a good job and a family? Our film is about people’s lives. It is about every one of us,” said Mikhail Komlev, the film’s director.

The film Internet for Everybody will soon be premiered in Russian regions and then posted on the internet.