Rob Hornstra – The Sochi Project

These are an interesting couple of videos of Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen’s recent brilliant ‘slow documentary’ work covering regions around Sochi as the area prepared for the last winter olympics. The work is the result of about 4 years of hard work criss-crossing this part of Russia and its neighbouring regions. The project carries a strong political message for Russia, so much so that both the author’s are currently banned from returning. I hope that they do get to go back, as the stories they have found there are quite special. Check out their interactive website below as well as it gives a better view of their work and the tensions in the area.

http://www.thesochiproject.org/en/chapters/the-summer-capital/

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