Kavkazkie Plenniki (Prisoners of the Caucasus)

Yuri Khashchavatsky, 2002, Germany, 53, OVS. English

A personal and literary reflection on the war in Chechnya, narrated from the viewpoint of observer and witness: the old journalist, the cameramen, the writer and the pacifist soldier. With images supplied by his stringer friends, hardened war cameramen; the director's own texts and readings of Tolstoy, the classic Russian who intervened in the wars in the Caucasus in the mid-nineteenth century.