[Copenhagen, Denmark] : Danish Documentary Production : Films Transit, 2014.
Video — 1 streaming video file (98 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
Something Better To Come is an extraordinary, thirteen-year personal journey set in one of the bleakest urban places in the world: a large "svalka" (garbage dump) just 13 miles away from Red Square, Moscow. People struggle to live there, including eleven-year-old Yula, our protagonist. We follow Yula until she is twenty-five. In spite of the terrible conditions there, people still laugh, love, support and help each other in the face of horrible adversity. Finally one day she breaks out and leaves the garbage dump in search of a new life, a normal life.
Video — 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Film shows the poverty faced by a small group of elderly people living in an almost abandoned village 50 miles north of St. Petersburg, Russia. Once a week a train unloads bread, and the elderly people push it in an uncoupled freight car back to their village through deep snow. Residents must fight one another for the small amount of bread available.