Watching and Discussing Show (Smotrim...Obsughdaem...) - is a weekly prime time talk show, the only one to broadcast creative, feature length documentaries in Russia at TV Kultura (Rossia-K) basic broadcasting channel.
The films (52 minutes to 2 hours) are followed by 39 minutes in-studio discussion moderated by Vladimir Khotinenko. Starting from 2010, over 100 documentaries were screened in the show.
The show is broadcast Monday evenings by Rossia-K (a.k.a. Kultura) channel. The channel is a part of the All-Russian State TV and Radio Company (VGTRK) and can be accessed by almost 75 percent of the country’s population (around 90 millions).
Among the film, screened and discussed at this slot are:
3 Academy Award
winners ("Bowling for Columbine", "The Cove", "Man on Wire") and 9 nominees.
winners ("The act of killing", "Touching the void", "Man on Wire") and 1 nominee
(Berlin Film Festival) winners ("The Yes men fix the world", "Standard operating procedure", "Waste land", "The act of killing")
2 Emmy Award
winners ('14up:Born in USSR", "Google Baby") and 6 nominees
3 Moscow International Film Festival
winners for the Best documentary ("Hell and back again", "Father and son", "Deep love")
11 Sundance Film Festival
Winners and 2 nominees
(International Documentary Association) winners and 9 nominees
(International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam) winners, 2 EFA (European Film Award) winners, as well as winners and nominees from Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Krakow, San Sebastian film festivals, as well as hits from HotDocs, Tribeca, Full Frame,