Constructing Sochi

Posted on August 23rd, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Allgemein. No Comments

TV Documentary /
director: Steffi Wurster /
creative producer: Costanza Julia Bani /
executive producer: Jakob Rühle /
commissioning editor: B. Schmitz /
production company: Sinafilm /

The winter Olympics 2014 changed completely a subtropical summer vacation place at the Black Sea: Sochi. Territories got occupied and the landscape was artificially transformed in a playground. In this long term documentary Steffi Wurster observes the drastic change of the bay, where new land is forced to become home of ice stadiums, hotels and new beaches. A paradox erasing the presence of other human beings, who used to live on the same ground before the construction plan was set through: people like Pascha, Lena, Ludmilla and Volodja. They lose their homes, their vegetable gardens and their jobs in the name of new apartments, presumed to be more comfortable.

Photo: © Steffi Wurster

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