Audra Hampsch The camera faces the front of a small boy,
24 September 2013
about five years old. He is alone, playing in the
dirt floor of an abandoned building in rural
Chechnya. A gentle yet dramatic piano score
begins to play in the background. Suddenly, he
hears gunshots and explosions near the
M1S Low/Eye-Level Young Dzhokhar abandoned house. The noise forces him to fall
onto his side.
Now we see the back of the child. He stands up
warily and begins to run in the direction away
from the camera—towards the back left corner
of the frame—fleeing the room.
LS, High Young Dzhokhar The child enters from the bottom right corner
of the frame, running at full speed down a
flight of stairs. He falls multiple times, yet
frantically gets to his feet – Exits from the right
side of frame, finally leaving the building.
Camera cuts to the outside of the building. He
M1S, Eye-Level Young Dzhokhar enters on the left, running towards the right side
of frame, falling as he goes. The camera tracks
from the left to the right, following the child’s
run. There are broken pieces of the building