|2014||Maria Morina,Oksana Yushko,Olga Kravets|
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The body of work itself is inspired by a Thornton Wilder’s book Theophilus North, and centers on the idea of nine cities being hidden in one, which give us a concept to explore specific aspects of the aftermath of two Chechen wars, considering them as ”levels” hidden within the capital of Grozny.
Chewbahat Storytelling Lab to Docubase
Grozny, the capital of war-torn Chechnya, is a melting pot for changing Сaucasus society that is trying to overcome a post-trauma shock of two recent wars and find its own way of life in between traditional Сhechen values, Muslim traditions, and globalization, to cope with rapidly changing role of women, increasing contrast between rich and poor and political games. Grozny: Nine Cities uses a non-linear, interactive web documentary format. It was filmed over 5+ years. The full experience is about 20 minutes.