God, Thank You for Tea!

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  • Director – Maka Gogaladze
  • Production – Chai Khana
  • Editor – Maka Gogaladze
  • Camera – Maka Gogaladze
  • Duration – 24 min.
  • Year –  2017
  • Country – Georgia

Description:

In the 1950s Litauri, a village of 2697 residents, buzzed with life. Georgians, Russians, Armenians and Azerbaijanis flocked to the rural centre in western Georgia to work on the tea plantations that used to dot the region during the Soviet Union. The break-up of the USSR sent the production into freefall - families were left without a vital income and Litauri’s kaleidoscope of languages, religions, ethnicities faded and disappeared. Today scores of locals have turned into seasonal migrants who travel to pick tea in neighbouring Turkey’s fields. God, Thank You For Tea tells the story of those whose lives were shaped by these scented tea plantations.

Screening on: 5 May / 15:00 / Amirani 2 | 5 May / 22:00 / Amirani 3 | 7 May / 21:00 / Backstage

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