24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Nearly 10 years after the conflict in Georgia, Georgian inhabitants of the Russian-occupied territory are still living in temporary camps, waiting to return home. Their dwellings are cookie-cutter houses. They brought only the few items that they managed to grab from their homes when fleeing from the occupation army. Equally austere, almost as empty as their provisional housing, they live their lives at the mercy of waiting for what is to come. In this meditative documentary, real relics of their past lives, everyday things brought from their original homes, are the most tangible manifestations of the irreversibility of time as measured by losses.
“We attempted to reflect about war experience from particular perspective, to meet persons rather than statistics, to observe rather than inquire, to contemplate about something we all share - the attachments.” Nino Gogua
Nino Gogua (1988) studied journalism at Tbilisi State University. She worked on news programs for the private television station Maestro TV and as a reporter for Liberali magazine. In 2012, she co-founded the CineMark production company, which focuses on documentary films. Her previous film Madonna (2014) is a portrait of the only female driver employed by the Georgian public transportation system.
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