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My short film Vyazki is an amalgamation of trauma and cure. Made in collaboration with dance artists, it aims to provide a narrative of substance abuse through movement, instead of words. My film dives into a drug addict's apartment, who also appear to be lovers. They try to quit, using "vyazki". Vyazki is a term, used in Russian psychiatry, associated with tying people up to make them withdraw. It always comes with body pain and mental suffering. My father is an integral part of Narcotics Anonymous in Russia. I devote this film to his recovery and the NA movement worldwide.

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