Who we are is not ultimately defined by any physical or mental disability. What makes each of us special and unique are actually the things that are common to all of us—our likes, dislikes, our hopes and fears, all the interests and pursuits that make up our daily lives. We develop unique personalities through our experiences, the skills we gain, our belief systems, and our relationships with others. Considering these personal factors can help us connect with those around us we might label as other.

The project was created by an international team of artists and storytellers from Russia, USA, Germany, the Baltic states, France and Uruguay.
Video stories

Starring MIKHAIL SUDIBYE, JOSIE EMERSON PORTNOY, KSENIA DOROHOVA, MARIA GORELIK, MASHA GRIGORYEVA, MIA FILIPPONE, SAMANTHA VECCHIA, ANTON BUT, JULIA SEROCHKINA, NAFTALI LAMM

Written & directed by NATALIA BAZINA
Director of photography KIRILL GROSHEV
Executive producer NATALIA SKLIAROVA

1st ad YANA VASILIK, FERNANDO VALLEJO
Assistant producer KATHLEEN FOX
Production director NIKOLAY KICHUK

Production assistants KATYA SHMERKO, JENYA VIGDOROVICH
Production designer OLGA PERETYATKOVA
Camera ALEXANDR MELEKESOF, OLEG DEMKIV
Gaffer ANTON AGEEV
1st ac KONSTANTIN OSKERKO
Assistant camera DAVID ZALK, ALEXANDRE AUBIN
BTS photography ASYA GOROVITS

Edit NIKOLAY TOKAREV, IVAN GUSAROV, HAYK VARDANYAN, VLAD YAKUNIN, KIRILL KHANDURIN
Color NIKOLAY VAVILOV
Sound MITYA KRUPENYA
Postproduction GALINA ZYABKINA
Seeds photography MONIKA DUBINKAITE
Music producer TIM AMINOV
Compositors ASHOT DANIELYAN, KONSTANTIN POZNEKOV

Photo stories

Featuring MIKHAIL SUDIBYE, KSENIA DOROHOVA, MASHA GRIGORYEVA, ANTON BUT, JULIA SEROCHKINA, NASTYA SEMINJUTA, KATYA ILYASHENKO, MISHA EGIZAROV, YURA LJUBCHENKO, DARENA CHUBAROVA

Portraits photographer DANIL GOLOVKIN
Seeds photographer MONIKA DUBINKAITE
Creative director NATALIA BAZINA
Executive producer NATALIA SKLIAROVA
Producer KATYA MICHALEVA
Production assistants KATYA SHMERKO, JENYA VIGDOROVICH
Hair & makeup ANNA KHOMENKO
Hair & makeup assistant DARYA SELIVANOVA
Style VISIBLE STYLE
Creative stylist VASILISA GAMALEYA GUSAROVA
Stylist NADEJDA SOKOLOVA
Assistant EUGENIA ZHURAVLEVA
Florist DANIIL BORISOV, POLINA CHENTCOVA
Camera GUEORGUI BOLDENKO
Retouch RABOTARETOUCH

PR and socila media OLGA GORELIK, KATHLEEN FOX

Project organizers CYRIL TSIBOULSKI, ALLEN YEE, NIKA GRIGORYEVA, АLINA GLEMBOTSKAYA, OLGA GORELIK

Special thanks to ELISEY GLADNIKOV, KINOTEHNIKA, TATIANA TYUTYUNNIK, ULRICH SASS, MICHELLE KHAZARYAN, JAMES RESTON

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This is me. I am unique. is made possible by the Eurasia Foundation’s US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange grant. Eurasia Foundation equips citizens to build resilient communities.