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What migrants are silent about: fighters

Yakin Mukamadshoyev is an electrician. He came to Russia from Tajikistan. Like thousands of other migrants, he had a difficult time in Moscow. For his place in the sun, Yakin had to fight in the literal and figurative sense of the word: first there was a struggle for life, then for work, and then for MMA championship titles. Yakin had been deeply involved in MMA back home in the Pamir Mountains. However, he only saw an octagon on TV and in movies back then. He used to practice specific fighting techniques with boys in the yard. One day Yakin met professional athletes, and his life changed…

  • Tatiana Novikova
  • Tatiana Novikova
  • Tatiana Novikova
  • Sergei Vorotnikov
    Cameraman, editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    О чём молчат мигранты
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
    English, Russian
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Director Biography - Tatiana Novikova

I am a graduate of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the Pedagogical University. During my graduate work in astronomy, I watched the stars and dreamed of traveling. As a result, I started working in the news and making documentaries. I visited Mongolian yurts, an Indian ashram, a march of French prostitutes and even got to the North Pole. And one day I found myself in the cabin of pilots and filmed them in flight on an iPhone. For "The Road to the Clouds" I received the TV award "TEFI".

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