A film by: Masha Novikova

The film DAYMOHK tells the story of Chechen dance star and choreographer Ramzan Ahmadov, whose dance group Daymohk has found refuge with Chechnya’s current president Kadyrov. Momentarily postponing the extinction of this age-old folk dance. But the sacrifice this move takes, is great: in an attempt to save his country’s tradition, Ramzan collaborates with the authorities and sacrifices what he loves the most.

Country: the Netherlands, Belgium
Length: 85′
Completion: 04/2019
Genre: documentary
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Russian
Subtitle language: English

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  1. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Canada (25 April, 5 May, 2019)
    International Spectrum
  2. Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland (10 – 19 May, 2019)
    Official Selection

Director: Masha Novikova
Scenario: Tamara Vuurmans
Producer: Cerutti Film: Willemijn Cerutti
Zeppers Film: Frank van den Engel
Cinematography: Vladas Naudzius
Editor: Srdjan Fink
Sound Recording: Rik Meier
Sound Design & Mix: Jeroen Goeijers
Composer: Jeroen Goeijers
Camera Clip: Reinout Steenhuizen
Camera Assistent: Kira Falticeanu
Executive Producers: Margreet Ploegmakers, Abigail Prade, Judith Vreriks