Zikr

Clara van Gool, Jos de Putter Short documentary - 1999 - 7 min.

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The Zikr dance is an age-old ritual war dance from the Caucasus that still exists despite a many conquerors. In the middle of war-torn houses in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, Jos de Putter filmed a group of men dancing the Zikr. The pictures of the war dance cum lament show how the men go into a trance and how the dance bares their soul. Zikr was made from material shot for the documentary The Making of a New Empire.

Credits

Producer(s) Jan Heijs
Ruud Monster
Marianne Eggink
Production Company Jura Filmprodukties
Director of Photography
Andrzej Adamczak
Editing
Mixage
Sound on Set
Lukasz Nowicki
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands