ANTIDOTE SALES - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2019

This is an insight into unconscious state of mind.
Through the story of Afghanistan war on Soviet side veteran who is working at the ship and experiences problems with aggression and through the ancient world that shows the true essence of war — from its birth to the the tragical consequences.

& Awards

Poland Sputnik Over Poland Russian FF 2020
documentary competiton
Artdocfest 2021
Environment program
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Fantasy
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sergey KAVTARADZE
    • Producer(s)
    • Sergey KAVTARADZE (Homo Erectus Film Studio)
    • Synopsis
    • During filming we were able to capture a choreographed sagne as well as a spontaneous sagne that arose as a result of an interpersonal conflict. A comparison of the two recordings show that the reactions of those watching the “staged” battle did not increase in intensity until three to five minutes after the first stick fight began (there was no traditional hymn singing before the fight and it only started some 30 minutes later). The combatants then gradually started picking out their opponents based on existing conflicts and contradictions. During both sagne there was a kind of social facilitation — the speed and power of strikes increased when other combatants were also fighting. As the sagne progressed, more and more warriors joined in the confrontation. Note that a similar process of joining in a fight is characteristic even of non-human primates (the Rhesus macaque)...

      ...The phenomenon of the sagneis an example of preparing for and taking part in an intragroup confrontation. It is an elaborate sexual cycle in terms of its primary symbolism — demonstration (parade) → physical battle → securing the status of the dominant male, or proclamation of a new victor → first choice of female.