Event Information
Rooftop Films, Inc. Presents
Rooftop Films: Three Comrades
Thursday, August 23, 2007

A powerful documentary about three friends from Chechnya who were swept up in the tragic events of the war but kept the camera running.

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Through the remarkable and highly personal story of lifelong friends, Three Comrades depicts the downfall of the Soviet Union and the devastating impact of Chechnya's struggle for independence and protracted war upon the lives of its innocent citizens. Islam, Ramzan, and Ruslan grew up in the Chechen capital of Grozny and were always together. They loved to listen to Western rock music as a protest to the Soviet regime; they talked about movies and girls and dreamed of the future.

Then in 1994, war broke out, and their lives changed forever. Ramzan became a cameraman for local TV and tirelessly documented the war. Filmmaker Masha Novikova incorporates horrifying battle footage captured by Ramzan to portray the plight of common people, who have nothing to do with politics or affairs of state but are the war's greatest victims. With Islam as her audience's reference point, Novikova relates the life story of each of the three friends. Interviews with family members today and images of joyful moments before the war become particularly powerful when juxtaposed with harrowing scenes of misery and terror.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.