“Wide Angel” Greetings from Grozny (2002) (Documentary Movie)
The independent Chechen Republic Ichkeria is under occupation of Russia for many years. The ruined cityscape of Grozny and the scarred roads and fields of the countryside bear witness to a conflict that has been marked by brutal occupation. This film is a journey that leads the viewer behind the lines on both sides, and into the hearts of civilians and soldiers alike. Film crews accompany Russian troops on “cleansing missions” through residential districts of Grozny, and spend 24 tense hours at a Russian checkpoint.