A trailer for the documentary LINAR (86 min)
Linar doesn’t have a heart. The boy can’t grow up without it. Linar embarks on a journey to another country in search of a heart. It is a long and gradual initiation ceremony for a boy to wait for the heart transplantation and to get accustomed to a new organ. One by one his guardians accompany Linar from death to adult life. In two years Linar comes back to his huge Motherland, where hundreds of children are waiting for new hearts.
Film production lasted for 4 years. Over and over again the creators asked in vain the Russian Ministry of Culture and other public organizations for financial support. This problem stems from the prohibition of child organ transplantation topic in Russia. Russian society is officially not ready for discussions of this problem. But if we always conceal the subject, how would the society ever be ready? Thousands of parents don’t know what to do, because only the heart transplantation can help their children. They are ready to speak up.