Director: Sergey Komarov | Producer: Dialogue Studio
Focus Years: 2005 | Country: Russian Federation
Haibah is a little village in Chechnya. During the Stalin regime, all the Chechenian people were relocated to Khazakstan. This took place in February, 1944. During this process there was an episode in which about 700 people were burned in Haibah. Basically these were children, women and the old men, living in high-mountainous settlements. Because of the strong snowfall, there was no time to evacuate them, where a train for deportation was waiting. As a result, the deportation schedule could have been broken, the Head of NKVD would have been punished by Stalin. So that not to break the schedule, these generals decided to burn the people who got stuck in mountains. In our movie, this story will be told by the people who faced this tragedy personally, and by the children, who know this story from the grown-ups.