Scene from the film Vakha i Magomed

Vakha i Magomed

  • Poland
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A short documentary which portrays an everyday struggle of the two immigrants from Chechenya, Vakha and his son Magomed. The audience is given an opportunity to observe an everyday routine of the couple where, between the mundane chores, proofs of the true affection and care are exposed. Apart from depicting harsh reality of the newly arrived immigrants and their life in Warsaw (Poland), what is the most important one can see how the bond between the father and the son deepens and how, despite of the circumstances, they attempt to retain their identity. The life story of Vakha and Magomed is never fully told, it simply runs in the background and that's what helps to place some universal values up front.


  • Original Title
    Vakha i Magomet
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marta Prus
  • Cinematography
    Mateusz Wajda
  • Editing
    Cecylia Pacura
  • Runtime
    12 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 51st Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2011
    • 54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig, 2011
    • 6th Human Rights Film Festival PRAVO LJUDSKI, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 2011
    • DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland, 2011
    • 52nd Festival dei Popoli, Italy, 2011
    • West Virginia Mountaineer Film Festival, USA, 2012
  • Awards
    • 52nd Festival dei Popoli - Best Documentary Short
    • West Virginia Mountaineer Film Festival - Best Short Documentary is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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