Was born in Russia (1983), but considers the whole globe to be her home. Graduated from Moscow State University as an interpreter of Korean language, orientalist and African studies specialist (2007), but master degree got in journalism (2010). After having worked in the federal Russian TV channel for 4 years, decided to leave for New York, where studied in NYU for producing and opened independent video production company (2014). In summer 2014 shot her first documentary in central Africa. By the end of same year created a new annual independent Esperanza International Film Festival in Moscow.
Name: Olga Pirkovskaya
Lives in: Moscow, Russia
Occupation: Film Festival Director
Film (short) by Olga Pirkovskaya (Documentary and Drama) Director, Writer, Producer The film was shot in central Africa - Republic of Guinea - just in the midst of spreading of Ebola virus. The message of a local guy to the world about real things that happen there. Corruption, social problems, environmental catastrophes are not a new agenda, but general public seems to ignore African problems. The main questions of the film are: do western countries really help African ones? how western intrusion influenced their natural development? and what is the solution. The things are going worse there every year and it's not only their business, it's our common problem. The images of genuine life will not let the audience stay indifferent.