Vakha and Magomed

Director: Marta Prus

written & directed by Marta Prus director of photography Mateusz Wajda edited by Cecylia Pacura sound by Jacek Pająk, Victoria Ogneva, Marta Prus produced by PWSFTviT
colour, 12′
Poland 2010


Vakha and ten-year-old Magomed emigrated from Chechnya to Poland in order to escape their traumatic past. The film shows their everyday attempts to lead a normal, peaceful life without memories, far from the turmoil of the refugee centre where they live.


Marta Prus
Born in 1987. Graduated in History of Art from University of Warsaw. A student of directing departement at the Polish National Film School in Łódź. Graduated from documentary course at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing.