Masha & Dasha

country, year                    
United States of America, 2018


short documentary

running time

directed by
Darya Marchenkova

English, Russian


about the film
How can a person forget their native language? Two Russian-American sisters examine why they stopped speaking their first language after moving to the United States as children. As they uncover memories and interview their parents, Maria and Darya explore language at the intersections of family, loss, and forgiveness.

You can watch the trailer here.

about the author
Darya Marchenkova is a journalist living between Montreal and New York City. Born in Russia and raised in the United States, she was a community organizer in workers’ and immigrant rights movements before deciding to become a reporter and video journalist. Darya is a recent graduate of the visual journalism program at Montreal’s Concordia University, where she completed Masha & Dasha, her first short documentary film.