Saving North: The Wooden Churches of Russia

Current demo for Abamedia's feature length documentary, scheduled for 2017 theatrical and television launch. 

Few images mirror the soul of Russia like its ancient churches made of wood. These domed, majestic structures date back to the 17th century, and at one time numbered almost 10,000 in the Russian north. Now fewer than 200 remain. Saving the Wooden Churches of Russia features the noted British architectural photographer, Richard Davies, who spent 10 years traveling the Russian north in search of these "disappearing" churches for his acclaimed book of photos and essays, Wooden Churches: Traveling in the Russian North. The film focuses on Davies uncovering the circumstances that led to the churches being demolished or falling to decay, and on his efforts, along with a small but passionate group of Russians, to try to save these beautiful and touching cultural monuments.