NOVGOROD, LETTERS FROM THE MIDDLE AGEONE-OFF
- DIRECTOR : Marc Jampolsky
- PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / Arte, France 5, RTBF, SBS, TFO, Channel 4, CNC, PROCIREP and ANGOA.
- DATE : 2004
- FORMAT : One off
- DURATION : 1x52'
Rediscover one of the oldest city in Russia who stood up against Mongol invaders. Cathedrals, icons and letters from 10th to 12th century are the legacy of medieval times in Nortwest Russia.
Novgorod, in Northwest Russia, is one of the few cities that escaped destruction by Mongol invaders. Cathedrals and icons from the 10th to 12th century bear witness to its illustrious past. But even more astonishing are the numerous letters written on birch bark that have survived beneath the soil of this ancient city for more than 1000 years. Theses "messages" relate the facts of everyday life during the Middle Ages. The film documents these treasures uncovered during the excavations of summer 2003 and is interwoven with fictional re-enactments of Medieval Novgorod.
- Special Mention, Icronos Film Festival, Bordeaux 2008 (France)
- Best Music, The Archaeology Channel 2007, (USA)
- Special Jury Mention, Archaeological Festival of Bidasoa 2015 (Spain)
- Library Prize, Rovereto Archaeological Festival 2005, (Italy)