I Saw the Executioner| 28mins
Director: Natasha Lo | Producer: Kshishtof Kopchinski
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Russian Federation
Katyn is one of three places in the former USSR with furtive tombs: the place where thousands, in secrecy, were shot by Polish officers and buried in 1940.
This is the first film about Mednoe. The film shows a dialogue between an old Russian man who ruled the destinies of the victims at that time and those who could have been shot but were saved by chance, as well as the relatives of those who died. But the old Mednoe forest has been hiding not only 6,000 murdered Poles for half a century, but also 5,000 Russians who were shot. All of them were secret victims of NKVD, the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, and of the great terror of Stalin. Dust to dust.