I DIDN’T CROSS THE BORDER, THE BORDER CROSSED ME

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  • Director – Toma Chagelishvili
  • Producers – Stefan Kloos, Toma Chagelishvili, Victoria Kavzharadze
  • Director of photography– Kakhaber Mshvidobadze
  • Sound – Tamta Mandzulashvili
  • Editor – Anna Lamazashvili
  • Sales – Diana Karklin Rise and Shine World Sales
  • Duration – 75 min
  • year – 2016

Description:

The villagers of Khurvaleti knew since the end of the Georgian war in 2008 that they were living on a border. Life was simple, but not far from normal. Until a while ago, when Russian patrols started drawing the borderline and putting up barbed wire fences. In Khurvaleti, the barbed wire fence goes right through the village. Families and communities got divided. Every other hour border patrols pass by and put anyone in captivity who come close to the fence. In spite of this menace, the villagers find ways to stay in touch with their relatives and friends across the line. Life goes on, but will it ever be the same again?

Screening on: 22 October

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