Asides, Music

Manizha: MAMA

A music video turned art-manifesto against domestic violence that also incorporates mobile app SILSILA which equips users with a panic button to send out an SOS signal to pre-selected numbers, Lado Kvataniya’s (last seen on DN here) latest film seeks to raise awareness and discussion around the Russian decision in 2017 to decriminalise domestic violence. Shot on 16mm, featuring stark imagery and monstrous manifestations, Kvataniya’s film conveys painful truths that need to be reckoned with.

Lado also shared some behind-the-scenes stills with us, featuring the production of the video and visuals of the complex shot setups he achieved.

MAMA is one of the many great projects shared with the Directors Notes Programmers through our submissions process. If you’d like to join them submit your film.

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