Friday, October 09, 2009

WEB: Dokumentarfilme zu Georgien (

Auf der Webseite werden fast taeglich neue Kurzdokumentarfilme eingestellt, die in unterschiedlichen Regionen Georgiens von Laienjournalisten gedreht werden. Die Filme behandeln Land und Leute und deren aktuelle
Probleme und sind Englisch und Russisch untertitelt.

Auf youtube ist die englische Version des neuen Dokumentarfilmes "Absence of Will" von Mamuka Kuparadze zu sehen, der die georgischen Konflikte aus der Sicht zweier Jugendlicher darstellt.

Vakho and Teo are twenty-something university graduates from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Born as the Soviet Union collapsed, they've grown up in the shadow of the wars that tore their country apart in the early nineteen nineties. They're too young to remember the fighting, but like everyone from their generation, their lives have been shaped by the legacy of the violence.

In the summer of 2008 Vakho and Teo set out to try to understand for themselves what caused the war in Abkhazia, and why after fifteen years of peace talks the sides are still no nearer to resolving their differences.

Halfway through filming, fighting broke out again over South Ossetia. For a few brief days in August, war suddenly became a reality for Vakho and Teo, and as they experienced its horrors first hand, their search for answers became more personal and more urgent.

This is the story of their journey into Georgia's recent past, and of the tough questions and painful truths they faced in their search for the way to a better future.

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