A tragicomic musical documentary exploring the heights of the cabaret genre in the modern
world, following the seven female artists of the intellectual freak cabaret ‘Dakh Daughters
Band’. Zooming in on each of the artists one by one, we discover 7 roles, 7 images of
femininity, 7 ways to be oneself, 7 mottos to live by.
Living through a pivotal moment in the history of their country, the Maidan Revolution of
2014, art became a way for the Dakh Daughters to reflect upon those events and face the
harsh reality of today’s Ukraine with wisdom and hope. This political cabaret draws its magic
from combining the joie de vivre and the horror of the devastating war — even if we don’t
see it yet, its shadow was always there, darkened by the bright stage lights.
Director: Irena Stetsenko
Cinematography: Serhiy Stetsenko
Editing: Mykola Bazarkin
Music: Dakh Daughters Band
With: Dakh Daughters, Vlad Troitskyi, Rusiana Khazipova