The Ballad of Abdoul
by Anna Moïseenko
RUSSIA, Tajikistan, Russia - 2016 - 66 MINUTES
Abdoul, originally from Tajikistan, came to work in Moscow to send money to his family back in his native village, lost in the Pamir mountains. But Abdoul is above all a singer. He takes up traditional songs from the Pamirs and tells through them the sometimes difficult episodes of his life in Moscow. A poetic ballad of a modern Ulysses
Anna Moïseenko was born in 1984 in Ulyanovsk (Russia). After working as a journalist, she graduated from the prestigious documentary school of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov. In 2012, she participated in the collective project "Winter, Go Away!", Which will be screened in several international festivals and will obtain several awards. After experimenting with different artistic fields, Anna Moïseenko decides to embark on the writing of a more personal film in an attempt to question Russian society, and in particular the way it looks at shadow workers. As part of the Eurasiadoc training program offered by Docmonde, in 2015 she participated in a documentary writing residency organized in Armenia, from which her film "The Ballad of Abdoul" was born.
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