Deutsche Version

Constructing Sochi

Director: Steffi Wurster    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Synopsis: Imeretinskaya Bay - the heart of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi - is the center of long-term documentation (2009-2013). As the master plan of the games is gradually being implemented residents are relocated from their fertile ground. We experience their lack of power in a nerve-racking fight for adequate compensations. By giving voice to the residents, whose views go unnoticed in the official media, the film shows to what extent the Olympic Winter Games change the residents' living and working situation. Their bottom-up perspective is contrasted with the „top-down“ perspective of Sochi's mayor. He represents the city administration’s patronising approach to handling residents’ complaints. Observing the microcosm of the bay, the shots focus on making visible the brute force with which an area is turned into an extensively built-up urban area. The film depicts the structural change by focusing on different approaches to the ground In a subjective way, it explores the correlation between place and identity and visualizes the ambivalence of development and modernization.
Language: Russian

Technical Attributes

Format: Data
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: English, German
Resolution: 1920x1080
Size: 97,4 GiB
Container: QuickTime
Codec: ProRes (HQ), PCM
Running time (minutes): 73
Color: color
Sound: 2.0
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 25
Number of reels: 1