Bunker Drama (2015)
HD video, sound color 29 min.
Bunker Drama is an agitprop film recorded inside an abandoned Soviet bunker in the forest of Vilnius, Lithuania. This mile long underground compound is the largest structure built outside of the Soviet Union during the occupation of the Baltic States. It was originally intended to act as a covert satellite facility in the event of nuclear war, and once contained the worlds largest archive of Soviet film productions and news reels. The site is used today by a film and television actor from the region who stages military training regiments for tourists who want to experience the hardships of the occupation. The EU recently decided these drills might also help motivate the region’s unemployed teenagers toward proper economic integration. Bunker Drama depicts the first session of this mandatory program, contrasting the actor's performance in the bunker with other characters he has played for television, cinema, and theater.