The Marem Group is a team of volunteers helping victims of domestic violence in the North Caucasus, Russia. It was created in 2020 by Dagestani journalist Svetlana Anokhina. After their shelter was raided by a joined team of Chechen and Dagestani cops, they had to leave Russia. But Svetlana continues to evacuate girls. The documentary traces these runaways on different phases of evacuation – from their republics to the long process of rehabilitation in other countries. But abusers threaten not only girls. Members of the Marem Group are not safe even outside Russia. They can also become runaways at any moment.

  • Vladimir Sevrinovsky
  • Vladimir Sevrinovsky
  • Svetlana Anokhina
  • Vladimir Sevrinovsky
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    58 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2023
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    11,000 USD
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    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Georgia, Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Vladimir Sevrinovsky

Vladimir Sevrinovsky is a Russian journalist, photographer, documentary filmmaker. Born in 1975, Russia, Moscow. In 2011 he abandoned successful career in business to become a traveler and an independent journalist. He visited all regions of Russia and wrote multiple award-winning stories. Later he began to support them with photos and film documentaries. Now his dominant sphere of interest is the Northern Caucasus. He became one of the leading experts on the ethnography of local nations. Vladimir collaborates successfully with TV companies of Switzerland, Germany and Great Britain. One of the docs he produced was nominated for an Oscar. Vladimir is one of few independent journalists with open pacifistic position still working in Russia and documenting the impact of the war with Ukraine on Russian society.

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