The announcement of the festival of short films at an institution in Makhachkala caused a flood of criticism on social networks against the organizers, after which they announced a change in the format of the event, calling it a “festival of feature-length shorts”.
The “Caucasian Knot” reported that in July 2021, Dagestan authorities wrote a memo for guests coming to the region. In particular, it states that when visiting Dagestan, female tourists should not wear tight jeans and short skirts, and men are advised not to wear shorts.
The intention of the Makhachkala institution named “Dom.15” to organize a festival of short films has aroused a strong reaction on social networks. The event was scheduled for September 3. After commenters criticized the idea, organizers deleted the post, media outlet “Kavkaz.Realii”* reported.
“We originally planned to say goodbye to the summer event on September 3, and we will hold it. But we had to delete the message because of the threats. There were a lot of them and they were too harsh” , said a source from the cafe. explained the situation at the point of sale.
On August 31, a post entitled “Festival du shorts long” appeared on the Instagram account** of the institution “Dom.15”, in which “due to the enthusiasm surrounding the theme of shorts”, the organizers announce that a “gallery of various short films” would be exhibited on September 3, and also invited people to discuss the topic.
*This is a project of Radio Liberty, which has been included by the Russian Ministry of Justice in the register of foreign media acting as foreign agents.
**On March 21, the Tverskoy court in Moscow banned the activities of the company “Meta” (owner of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp) in Russia in connection with extremist activities.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of the 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 31, 2022 at 5:42 PM MSK. To access the full text of the article, Click here.