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First broadcast in September 2014 and re-run on 20 August 2015, ‘Agafia’ follows a wise, wizened “Old Believer” Agafia Lykov as she completes her daily chores in a remote forested area of Khakassia, Siberia. Cut off from the modern world – she refuses products labelled with barcodes – this hard-working, humble woman speaks truths about our global society all of us can learn from, men in particular. The film is not about religion (despite its theme title), it’s about humanity.

In the midst of Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis, this is the most thought-provoking social commentary I’ve seen this year.

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