Elena Pogrebizhskaya is a film director, and art manager of the “Partisan” documentary film studio. Elena holds two TEFI statuettes for best documentary films and the "Laurel wreath" award. Among her international prizes, Elena notes her receipt of the Amnesty International Prize (Pesaro, Italy). Elena is the author of the film "Doctor Lisa", which introduced audiences to Elizaveta Glinka. Yelena Pogrebizhskaya's film about orphans "Mom, I'll Kill You" caused a discussion in society and a resonance at the government level. This ultimately led to a radical change in Russian legislation--the children's boarding schools would cease to exist in their old form. Elena Pogrebizhskaya leads an independent film studio, and all her films are shot for voluntary donations. In the past (1994-2001), Elena was a political commentator on the program "Time" on Channel 1 and made reports from the Kremlin, from the Balkans, and Chechen wars. Disappointed in politics, Elena left television and for 9 years was a rock musician. After the end of her musical career, Elena completely devoted herself to documentary films.