GROZNY 9 CITIES
An interactive documentary by
Olga Kravets, Maria Morina and Oksana Yoshenko.
An interactive production by
Chewbahat Storytelling Lab
Photographs and video production
Picture Editor & Curator
Interactive Design and Art Direction
Music and Sound design by
José Bautista - Kanseisound
Violin: Adam Lukaczs
Double bass & Cello: Alberto Moreno
Viola: Eszter Nemes
Trombone: Sebastián Lopez
Piano, guitar and samplers: José Bautista Recording & Mastering studio
A Different Angle Studios
Main English and Russian voice over
Caroline Driscoll, Robin The Fog, Alice Lagnado, Charles Maynes, Maria Vassilieva
Larisa Privalskaya (English)
Elena Ramkina (French)
We want to say thank you to our families and loved ones who have supported us through this four-year-long journey.
We want to thank every single person in Chechnya who welcomed us into their homes and shared their lives with us, Sultan and Suleiman, our drivers and guardian angels in the field, as well as Milana Bakhaeva and Dokka Itslaev at Memorial in Grozny, Satsita Israilova and Kheda Saratova who helped us with research, and entire Joint Mobile Group, without which it would not have been possible to tell the stories of victims and survivors.
Special thanks (in alphabetical order) to:
Tina Ahrens, Marina Akhmedova, Peter Bitzer and Laif agency, Aleksandr Cherkasov and Memorial in Moscow, Marie-Laure de Decker, Liza Faktor, Jesús Filardi, Aslan Gaisumov, Stanley Greene, Guillaume Herbaut, Karim Ben Khelifa, Yuri Kozyrev, Amir Kupusija, Alice Lagnado, Anna Loshkin, Ilyas Magomadov (for giving us a precious copy of "The city of Grozny" film, one of the works of his father Umar Magomadov), Zargan Makhadzhieva, Lucas Menget, Cerwyn Moore, Anna Nemtsova, Jussi Niemelainen and Helsingin Sanomat, Susanna Niinivaara, Nestan Nijaradze and Tbilisi Photo Festival, Markku Niskanen, Andrei Polikanov and Russian Reporter Magazine, Emma Raynes and Magnum Foundation, Max Sergeyev, Hannamari Shakya, Ekaterina Sokirianskaia, Ákos Székely, Sara Terry and The Aftermath Project, Galina Timchenko and Lenta.ru, Taisa Titieva, Maria Vassilieva, Roman Veretennikov, Anna Zekria and Salt Images.
We also want to thank our backers on Emphas.is who have helped us finish a significant part of this work: Tanja Aitamurto, Reem Akl, Alexandra Anikina, Tommaso Barsali, Jose Bautista, Oleg Cheremin, Gregory Eidinov, Christian Esch, Peter Evans, Igor Fridman, Guillaume Herbaut, Katja Heinemann, Aliona van der Horst, Dmitry Ilyevsky, Ciril Jazbec, Olaf Koens, Yuri Kozyrev, Alice Lagnado, Madeleine Leroyer, Anna Loshkin, Regina Mamykina, Eugenia Maximova, Steve Mepsted, Nicolas Mingasson, Laura Montanari, Jussi Niemelainen, Susanna Niinivaara, Markku Niskanen, Maria Ponomareva, Sergey Ponomarev, Louis Quail, Tommaso Protti, Simon Kruse Rasmussen, Helen Rimell,Laura Saunders, Irina Sheludkova, Aleksandr Sholomon, Vlad Sokhin, Ilya Timakov, Galina Timchenko, Mila Teshaieva, Sara Terry, Maria Turchenkova, Maria Vassilieva, Gennady Victorov, Dmitriy Velikovskiy, and 22 more people who wished to remain anonymous.
THANK YOU FROM CHEWBAHAT
Thanks to the authors and especially Olga Kravets for trusting us and being such a great person and professional. Thanks to the Racontr team, and especially Greg Sierra & Julien Hazenfratz for their patience and efficiency. Thanks to the great Chewbateam for the support and their work.