Ilyas Bogatyrev. Photo: http://kunakifest.ru/?p=1393

10 November 2016, 14:21

Organizers of film festival "Kunaki" promise to protect programme from propaganda

On November 19-24, Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia, is expected to host the 10th North-Caucasian Open Festival of Film and TV "Kunaki". The contest programme shall include 57 films. According to organizers of the festival, at the selection of films, the main criterion was their professionalism. The organizers have promised that the only propaganda in the programme shall be "propaganda of Kunaki idea".

According to Ilyas Bogatyrev, the director of the film festival "Kunaki", "every year, more and more countries send their representatives to the festival." This time, the film festival will show the record number of films for the contest 57.

Most of the films are "related to the fate of people and social problems," while the stories about people "often describe social, political, and military conflicts."

"For example, one of the films tells the audience about the fates of one Russian and one Chechen women, who during the war in Chechnya saved the children who lost their parents," said the director of the film festival.

However, he believes that "at present, the North-Caucasian cinematograph actually hardly exists."

The film festival is held during ten years already, and this fact proves its importance, believes Indira Cherdjieva, a film critic and a film director, a member of the public council of the film festival.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tatyana Gantimurova; Source: CK correspondent

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