Film - HFF Special: Close Up Washington Filmfest 2020


Directed by Elizaveta Snagovskaia


Director: Elizaveta Snagovskaia
Section: HFF Special: Close Up Washington
Country: Germany, USA
Year: 2020
Language: German, English
Version: Original version with English subtitles
18+ (no age rating)

Also in this program



Some people on the US East Coast are having to leave their homes because of more frequent flooding due to climate change. In Washington, however, influential lobbyists are making every effort to silence the issue. This film investigates the workings of climate policy in a country where the president trivializes climate change.

CLOSE UP is an annual educational project of the department of television journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Students travel abroad to create their own news reports and features. In February 2020 this year’s class filmed six news reports in Washington, DC on climate policy, racism, drug abuse, poverty, and the upcoming presidential election.

    • Duration: 17 Min.

Meet the director


Elizaveta Snagovskaia

Elizaveta Snagovskaia studied theater at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg from 2009 to 2014. During this period, she was a dramatic consultant and art director at the Alexandrinsky and Bolshoi Drama Theaters and produced videos for stage productions in St. Petersburg and Vienna. She has been studying documentary film and television journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) since 2015.


Director of Photography: Sarah Klewes
Film Editor: Elizaveta Snagovskaia
Production Company: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film Munich