The Sochi Olympics of 2014 will be the 150th commemorative year of the Circassian Genocide. Choosing Sochi as the site of the Winter Olympics, in such an auspicious year for the Russians, represents the perpetual celebration of Imperial Russia’s oppression and systematic murder of the Circassian People. Building the Olympic Village over the mass graves of the victims symbolizes the virtual erasing of this atrocity!
Linked below are two intriguing films concerning the Gazprom Tower of St Petersburg, Russia:
This is the fairy tale about the Gazprom Tower in beautiful St. Petersburg/Russia. About the kings and queens creating it, about their dreams and wishes, about the wonderful buildings preceding it and the kings and queens who built them. It’s about voices behind the curtain and subjects, who don’t obey.
It’s a long story cut short, but without an end. Because once you release the spirits you won’t get rid of them, or as Faust said: Spirits that I’ve cited, my commands ignore.
This film is based on an analysis of the conflict that has developed around the planned Okhta Center with a Gazprom skyscraper in Petersburg and on real documents from Russian social and political life. April 2010
Both of these films are darkly comic and visually engaging with deep and rich historical and geographical context. Enjoy and experience them.