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Coca – The Dove From Chechnya  //  Coca - the Dove of Chechnya (Orig.)

DIR: Eric Bergkraut
2005 / Switzerland / 52 min

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Her parents gave Zainap Gashaeva the name “Coca” – the dove. Born in exile in Kazahstan, she became a business woman and reared four children. Zainap has been documenting what have become daily events since 1994: abduction, torture, murders. What has been declared an “anti-terrorist operation” by President Putin has taken on features of genocide. Up to thirty percent of the Chechen population may have been killed. The world is looking away; be it out of ingnorance, helplessness or opportunism. Together with other women, Zainap has been hiding hundreds of videotapes. She is now bringing these tapes to Western Europe to serve as evidence so that the guilty – on whichever side – are punished. Is she tilting at windmills? In John Le Carrés words on the film: “Moscow and Washington agree on this: that State terrorism is legitimate as long as it masquerades as the war on terror; and that the common enemy is the truth. These extraordinarily brave and resourceful women beg to differ. Their record, smuggled from the depths of hell at great risk, accuses the West as loudly as the East.”

About

Director Eric Bergkraut
Screenplay Eric Bergkraut
Dir. of Photography Laurent Stoop
Editing Mireille Abramovici
Music Marie-Jeanne Serero
Sound Rustam Achadov, Jens-Peter Rövekamp, Martin Witz, Luc Yersin
Duration 52 min
Year 2005
Country Switzerland
Colour Colour
Tags engaged, political, society, war
Production Doc Productions
Doc Productions
Address:  Dienerstrasse 7
City:  CH-8004 Zürich
Country:  Switzerland
Web:  www.docproductions.ch/
E-mail:  
Phone:  +41 44 241 16 56
Fax:  +41 44 241 16 55

Distribution
Festivals
Awards

Berlin, Cinema for Peace ...

Berlin, Cinema for Peace, International Human Rights Movie Award 2007
Belo Horizonte, Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Belo Horizonte, International Human Rights Movie Award 2007
Melbourne, Melbourne International Film Festival, Mention spéciale 2006
Prag, One World Human Rights Film Festival, Rudolf Vrba Preis 2006



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