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DAYMOHK - THE ANCESTRAL LAND

by Mascha Novikova

synopsis

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.

international title: Daymohk - The Ancestral Land
original title: Daymohk - The Ancestral Land
country: Netherlands
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Mascha Novikova
film run: 85'
release date: NL 9/05/2019
screenplay: Tamara Vuurmans
cinematography by: Vladas Naudžius
film editing: Srdjan Fink
music: Jeroen Goeijers
producer: Willemijn Cerutti
co-producer: Frank van den Engel
executive producer: Margreet Ploegmakers, Abigail Prade, Judith Vreriks
production: Cerutti Film, Zeppers Film & TV, EO/IKONdocs
distributor: Amstelfilm
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