Grozny: 9 Cities french release in Mediapart.fr

Posted by | February 02, 2014 | News | No Comments

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Grozny: 9 Cities interactive documentary has been released in french by Mediapart.fr. Click over the image to enjoy a powerful experience through this interactive webdocumentary!

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Created by: Olga Kravets, Maria Morina & Oksana Yushko
Interactive production: Chewbahat Storytelling Lab
Photography & Video: Verso Images
Interactive Design & Artistic Direction: Gerald Holubowicz
Music, Binaural Sound Design & Video Edition: José Bautista/KanseiSounds
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This is a interactive documentary that explores specific aspects of Grozny’s aftermath through considering them as “cities” hidden within Grozny. It simply tries to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by war.
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.
“Nine Cities is inspired by a Thornton Wilder book, Theophilus North, and centers on the idea of nine cities being hidden in one, which gives us a concept to explore specific aspects of the aftermath of two Chechen wars considering them as ”cities” hidden within Grozny.”