In 2007, as the only outsider, Daya Cahen was allowed to pitch her tent in the Nashi summer camp, where she witnessed the daily routine of the youth movement created by Vladimir Putin. She captured her impressions with two cameras and presents them in a double projection. 10,000 Russian boys and girls are preparing themselves for a heroic future. They are the chosen ones of Russia: the budding managers and politicians of the country that is destined to become the global leader of the 21st century.
Daya Cahen studied photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her “The Stalin that was Played by Me” was her film directing debut.
Stalin that was played by me (2006), Nashi (2008)