Scene from the film Raisa
Scene from the film Raisa
Scene from the film Raisa
Scene from the film Raisa
Scene from the film Raisa
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The story of a woman from Chechnya, Raisa, who has fled with her children to Poland to escape her difficult past. By taking the decision to leave, she breaks away from the traditional system there. Only in this way can she show her objection to the oppressive rules in her home country and the harm she has suffered. She shares her life story with her Polish language teacher in this film about female strength, determination and the struggle for dignity and independence.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dorota Migas-Mazur
  • Cinematography
    Magdalena Seweryn
  • Editing
    Michał Poddębniak, Adriana F. Castellanos, Dorota Migas-Mazur
  • Runtime
    21 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Vilnius International Film Festival, 2021, Lithuania
    • Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer, 2021, Russia
    • Cinema Jove Valencia International Film Festival, 2021, Spain
    • 18th Neisse Film Festival, 2021, Germany
    • Macau International Short Film Festival, 2021, China 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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