Demichovo Šuo

Demichovo Šuo
TitleDemichovo Šuo
English titleDemikhov Dog
DirectorAnastasia Sosunova
CountryLatvia, Lithuania
Festival year2022
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Demikhov’s dogs were the result of experiments conducted by the Soviet scientist Vladimir Demikhov, who carried out the world’s first head transplant operations in 1954. During the course of these experiments, two-headed dogs – able to survive for a short period – were created.

In the video, Sosunova uses these experiments as a conceit through which to discuss experiences of cultural difference and the rifts of identity that riddle the region in which she was raised.