A screen cap of the film "Splinters of Heritage" which was recognized as the best film of the Circassian Film Festival. Screenshot of the video posted at the Circassian Film Festival CFF YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLZvBS4B7c&list=PLtgTuipQmWAItBcncVojkGFuVQPJEzUm3&index=4

08 November 2020, 11:50

Spectators appreciate interest in people's culture in films of Circassian Film Festival

The short film "Splinters of Heritage" by a repatriate from Syria, Uschab Makhush, was recognized as the best film of the Circassian Film Festival. Asker Sokht, a Circassian activist, saw in this film the idea of "returning to the home hearth". Festival films are able to awaken interest in the Circassians' culture, spectators believe.

The festival-contest for the best short film about Circassians' history and culture was held from October 31 on the YouTube with the support of the Canadian Repatriation Foundation. An important precondition was the use of the Adyg language.

Svetlana Tesheva, the Producer of the "Adygea" GTRK (State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company) and a jury member, has noted that the main mission is to popularize Circassians' traditions and culture; and Uschab Makhush has fulfilled these conditions.

According to Ms Tesheva, the very start of the film "Splinters of Heritage" impresses with its colourful embodiment and beautiful nature. The Circassian girl finds comfort in her mother tongue – the soul of her nation, she said.

Asker Sokht, the chairman of the "Adyge Khase" of the Krasnodar Territory, believes that in her film Uschab created the image of "returning to the home hearth", well-known in the world culture.

According to Saida Tyulparova, a student from Krasnodar, Uschab Makhush's success, an ordinary girl from Adygea, will inspire Circassian youth to create films about their homeland.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 7, 2020 at 07:10 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Anna Gritsevich; Source: CK correspondent

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