Now based in London, Sophio Medoidze grew up in Georgia and moved to London at the beginning of this century. Her poetic first feature length documentary explores the isolated mountainous semi-nomadic region of Tusheti, in Northeast Georgia. The film considers the importance of ritual, the maintenance of community ties, and how modernisation and migration are transforming rural landscapes. Exploring the symbolic and physical division of sacred spaces within the community, the film offers a nuanced perspective on a culture where ancestral shrines are only accessible to men.
As part of the 2023 London Georgian Black Sea Film Festival
The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Sophio Medoidze, and preceded by short film Glasses Crack, Tablecloths Splinter by Anna Japaridze