Coal & Cossacks

Coal & Cossacks

Uhlí & kozáci

  • Frédéric Cousseau
  • France
  • 2013, 8 min
Photography: Frederic Cousseau
Editing: Frederic Cousseau
Sound: Blandine Huk
Color: Colour
Language: No dialogue

A festive parade of Cossacks, solid in their pride, flows down the street in slow motion just as the coal flows down the conveyer belt. In all its massive and monstrous beauty, the giant steel mining equipment represents strength and security just as the Cossack army under God’s protection.

A group of Cossacks, priests and boys halts before a church. Sabres touch the children’s shoulders and the boy is kissed. He wipes his lips with a handkerchief. A small festive moment, like when the coal is transported to the harbour.

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Short Joy
Exhibition format: HD
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles


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