New Documentary Films from the Caucasus region
Wednesday 3rd October 2012 | Rich Mix, London | 7.30pm | FREE
Dash Arts presents an evening of new films, in collaboration with international arts charity Firefly International and documentary film producer Elhum Shakerifar.
A screening of documentary shorts from modern Georgia, will be followed by a conversation between Elhum and Daniel Gorman (Director of Firefly International & Coordinator of Reel Festivals) about the documentary film-making scene, and the wider picture of modern culture, in Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia.
When Clocks Stop by Tiko Nachkebia
A lyrical portrait of the changing face of the Georgian state television service, and its relationship with the immense political changes within the country since the channel was born.
Speechless by Salome Jashi
An experimental short which uses an abstract, stylised approach to document the aftermath of the 2008 conflict; creating a different way for the audience to witness a tragedy it has never seen, but also offering moments of strange beauty.
Firefly International is a charity working to resolve conflict worldwide: they provide arts and culture initiatives to build links between communities everywhere and to support youth, community and grassroots activities.
Elhum Shakerifar is a documentary film maker who has produced works including Sean McAllister’s THE RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARY and Saeed Taji Farouky’s feature documentary THE RUNNER. Elhum is co-director of award-winning collective Postcode Films, which facilitates projects promoting active citizenship and social inclusion. Postcode Films recently set up Kino Futures, a series of workshops in the Black Sea region, and will be teaching at this year’s Batumi Art House Film Festival in Georgia. Elhum is a Research Fellow in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, and teaches documentary at the University of East Anglia and The Free University of Berlin.
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