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Daymohk

Daymohk
Director: Masha Novikova
NL 201985' ru

A story about the Chechen dance star and choreographer Ramzan Ahmadov, whose traditional dance group Daymohk has found refuge with the Chechnya’s current president Kadyrov. The extinction of this age-old folk dance is postponed. But the price is high: Ramzan collaborates with the authorities and sacrifices what he loves the most.

Masha Novikova is exploring the topic of Chechnya war since she worked for the documentary Train to Grozny by Leo de Boer in 2000. 

Curator's point of view: Film where the most beautiful soloist of the folk dance ensemble has to become one of the wives of the President of Chechnya. It will not be shown in Russia.