From Sochi to Yerevan

In this series Jelle Brandt Corstius travels from Sochi in Russia through the Caucasus to Yerevan in Armenia. Far from political power games and war intrigues, he visits remote mountain villages and meets proud people with a strong desire to be independent.

Documentary - Human Interest & Society

6 x 45

Ep. 1 Beyond Sochi

Our journey starts on the Black Sea in Sochi, the scene of feverish building for the Olympic Games. More...

Our journey starts on the Black Sea in Sochi, the scene of feverish building for the Olympic Games. Jelle explores Sochi’s hinterland, home to the Circassians, a proud Caucasian people with a tragic history. He visits a school where children learn a language with a 72-letter alphabet. Jelle talks to a herdsman and learns what it’s like to belong to a tribe. He talks to Syrian refugees, who fled Circassia hundreds of years ago. Are they coming home now?

Documentary
Hans Pool
2014
De Haaien
6 x 45
VPRO
 
 
 

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