In 2007 Dutch artist and filmmaker Daya Cahen managed to infiltrate a summer camp of the radical youth movement Nashi (“Ours”), affiliated with Vladimir Putin. In Cahen’s resulting film, titled Nashi, a group of young recruits speak in an strikingly homogenous way of their desire to become great patriots and make Russia the world leader of the 21st century. Fifteen years later, seen in the light of Russia’s war in Ukraine, this film can be called visionary, laying bare the system of indoctrination of Russia’s youth.
Daya Cahen (1969) often works as an ‘embedded artist’. In her work she focuses on forms of political influence and the systematic manipulation of the human being. Her main interest lies in the power of mass media and its use in the construction and presentation of forms of manipulation, propaganda, or indoctrination.
Daya Cahen will give an introduction and hold a Q&A session afterwards.
Regisseur: Daya Cahen
Language: English subtitles
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1
1011 PL Amsterdam
Admission: Entrance ticket Jewish Cultural Quarter + €5
Date: Friday 18 November
Time: 14.00 - 16.00
- Access to the event only with JCK admission ticket
- Please enter earliest 15 minutes before the start of the event
- Coats and bags larger than A4 are not allowed. Wardrobe and lockers are available at the entrance area