Youth of Mahachkala
This film was made in frames of the sociological research project (Russian Scientific Foundation) “Fields of positive interethnic interactions and youth cultural scenes in the Russian cities”.
The basic aim we persuaded – is to show how different young people are in different parts of Russian Federation. This film is the first one in the series of video stories from modern Russian cities. Youth is different in a most wonderful way, even though our country is a home for hundreds of nationalities, all the major world religions sometimes there are tensions, misunderstandings and problematisation (cultural, national, religious, etc.). We try to overcome all that in frames of the project and using a powerful tool – visual representation.
Our way is to give voice to youth itself, to avoid any kind of interpretation, to let people say what they want to say and the way they want to do it.
Over 5 years Centre for Youth Studies (Higher School of Economics Saint-Petersburg) is developing a visual approach to almost all our qualitative studies and we are eager to cooperate, share, teach and learn the new dimensions of visual sociology.
The film is in Russian with English subtitles.