SEE YOU IN CHECHNYA
Alexander Kvatashidze | Georgia, Estonia, France, Germany 2016 | 69 Min. | OmeU
1999, Georgia. For Alexander Kvatashidze, as for the rest of Georgians, war in Chechnya seemed to be far away, seen only on the screens of Russian media. In fact it was just behind the Caucasus Mountains. He’d never imagine going there, but he did. He followed her, the French photographer he had met just a few days before at the fashion show, to Chechnya. Parachuted in the middle of the fights, he bonds with a group of reporters risking their lives to cover this brutal conflict. The filmmaker discovers the world of war reporters and wants to become one of them. Ten years later, he goes on the same path, but the other way. As he reflect on the motives which drove them, he offers an insight into the peculiar psychology of war reporters: contemporary heroes whose business is death. See you in Chechnya is a deeply personal film on war and what war does to men who observe it.