Chechen star dancer Ramzan Achmadov and his dance group are given shelter during the second Chechen war, but at a price.
This film tells the story of Chechen star dancer and choreographer Ramzan Achmadov, whose dance group Daymohk is granted shelter by the president in the aftermath of the second Chechen war. This saves the century old traditional folk dance from extinction, but this comes at a price for Achmadov.
90' / colour
Original title: Daymohk - The Ancestral Land
Dir: Masha Novikova
Prod: Cerutti Film
Co-prod: Zeppers Film
Completed: April 2019
Language: English and Dutch
BRIEVEN AAN JEZELF (2013) (nomination Golden Calf for best short documentary), ZOETE ROOK VAN HET VADERLAND (2012), ANNA, ZEVEN JAAR AAN DE FRONTLINIE (2007) (opening film Amnesty Film Festival, DRIE KAMERADEN (2006)