After full length feature film on Dadaab - "One Flew Over Dadaab" (2012), the new and shorter film had been created in Tokyo by me and my editor Hata Takeshi . The film is called "Dadaab - Two Decades of Waiting". It is intended for broadcasting and screening, although it is only "One Flew Over Dadaab" that will go through the regular festival cycle.
September 26-28, 2012
September 23, 2012
Prison and camp near the city of Silivri.
September 20-22, 2012
September 15-19, 2012: St. Petersburg
After more than a decade back to the city where I was born. Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) where half of my family died during the monstrous siege of the city during the war. Where my grandmother fought German Nazis. Where half of the city vanished but saved the world from fascism. I did not want to be alone here but at the end I was, facing my family past, facing my own identity.
Soviet-Style Kitchen Drinking: This author is certain that the collapse of the Soviet Union occurred when the citizens began drinking WARM vodka. Coming to Kiev for my African photo exhibition, to show my film "Rwandan Gambit" and to be interviewed by local TV channel I demanded one thing: to relive old days Soviet-style vodka drinking (frozen vodka drinking) I was too young to remember. My hosts happily fulfilled my dream vodka in the kitchen. But it was not frozen!!!